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Noun: chaos  key-ós
  1. A state of extreme confusion and disorder
    - pandemonium, bedlam, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvyness, tohubohu [US]
     
  2. The formless and disordered state of matter before the creation of the cosmos
     
  3. (physics) a dynamical system that is extremely sensitive to its initial conditions
Noun: Chaos
  1. (Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe

Derived forms: chaoses

Type of: confusion, dynamical system, Greek deity, physical phenomenon

Encyclopedia: Chaos, Solitons and Fractals