# chaos theory

chaos theory

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## chaos theory

noun

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(*uncountable*)

- (mathematics) The study of iterative non-linear systems in which arbitrarily small variations in initial conditions become magnified over time.

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## chaos theory - Investment & Finance Definition

An area of mathematics that deals with non-linear dynamic systems. Although the results may seem to be random, they actually arise from a deterministic process. Chaotic systems have a fractal dimension and are highly dependent on initial conditions. Fractals are geometric structures that appear to be similar when viewed at a wide range of magnifications.

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