- The definition of chaos refers to lack of order or lack of intentional design.
An example of chaos is an extremely messy room with papers piled everywhere.
This room is in chaos.
chaos definition by Webster's New World
- the disorder of formless matter and infinite space, supposed to have existed before the ordered universe
- extreme confusion or disorder
- Archaic an abyss; chasm
- ☆ Math. a pattern or state of order existing within apparent disorder, as in the irregularities of a coastline or a snowflake
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek chaos, space, chaos (sense ) ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ĝheu-, an unverified form ĝhei-, to gape: see yawn
chaos definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- Mathematics A dynamical system that has a sensitive dependence on its initial conditions.
- Obsolete An abyss; a chasm.
Origin: Middle English, formless primordial space, from Latin, from Greek khaos.
- cha·otˈic adjective
- cha·otˈi·cal·ly adverb
chaos - Computer Definition
The science that deals with the underlying order of the seemingly random nature of the universe. See fractals.
chaos - Cultural Definition
chaos - Science Definition