This room is in chaos.
An example of chaos is an extremely messy room with papers piled everywhere.
- the disorder of formless matter and infinite space, supposed to have existed before the ordered universe
- extreme confusion or disorder
- Archaic an abyss; chasm
Origin of chaoscoined (1975) by J. A. Yorke & T.-Y. Li, U.S. mathematiciansMath. a pattern or state of order existing within apparent disorder, as in the irregularities of a coastline or a snowflake
Origin of chaosClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek chaos, space, chaos (sense ) ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ?heu-, an unverified form ?hei-, to gape: see yawn
- A condition or place of great disorder or confusion.
- A disorderly mass; a jumble: The desk was a chaos of papers and unopened letters.
- often Chaos The disordered state of unformed matter and infinite space supposed in some cosmogonic views to have existed before the ordered universe.
- Chaos theory.
- Mathematics A dynamical system that has a sensitive dependence on its initial conditions.
- Obsolete An abyss; a chasm.
Origin of chaosMiddle English, formless primordial space, from Latin, from Greek khaos.