Chaos meaning

kāŏs
A condition or place of great disorder or confusion.
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A disorderly mass; a jumble.

The desk was a chaos of papers and unopened letters.

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The behavior of systems that follow deterministic laws but appear random and unpredictable. Chaotic systems very are sensitive to initial conditions; small changes in those conditions can lead to quite different outcomes. One example of chaotic behavior is the flow of air in conditions of turbulence.
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An abyss; chasm.
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A dynamical system that has a sensitive dependence on its initial conditions.
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Chaos theory.
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Extreme confusion or disorder.
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A pattern or state of order existing within apparent disorder, as in the irregularities of a coastline or a snowflake.
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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.

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The disordered state of unformed matter and infinite space supposed in some cosmogonic views to have existed before the ordered universe.
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The disorder of formless matter and infinite space, supposed to have existed before the ordered universe.
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The science that deals with the underlying order of the seemingly random nature of the universe. See fractals.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Amoebidae — several very large amoebae.
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An abyss; a chasm.
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(slang) Initialism of can't have anyone over syndrome.
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Origin of chaos

  • Middle English formless primordial space from Latin from Greek khaos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition