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Any of various branches of mathematics, physics, computer science, and other fields concerned with the emergence of order and structure in complex and apparently chaotic systems.

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Any of various branches of mathematics, physics, computer science, and other fields concerned with the emergence of order and structure in complex and apparently chaotic systems.

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- Any of various branches of mathematics, physics, computer science, and other fields, concerned with the emergence of order and structure in complex and apparently chaotic systems.
See also chaos

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- (computer science) The study and classification of decision problems by the computational resources"”such as time and space"”needed by the programs that solve the problems.
*The professor of complexity theory says that the problem can be solved in polynomial time.*

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