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Explanation of chaos by Wordnet Dictionary

chaos


    Noun
    1. a dynamical system that is extremely sensitive to its initial conditions

    2. the most ancient of gods

    3. the formless and disordered state of matter before the creation of the cosmos

    4. a state of extreme confusion and disorder



    Definition of chaos by GCIDE Dictionary

    chaos


    1. Chaos ( kāŏs ), n. [L. chaos chaos ( in senses 1 & 2 ), Gr. χάος, fr. χάινειν ( root χα ) to yawn, to gape, to open widely. Cf. Chasm.]
      1. An empty, immeasurable space; a yawning chasm. [Archaic]

      Between us and there is fixed a great chaos. Luke xvi. 26 ( Rhemish Trans. ).

      2. The confused, unorganized condition or mass of matter before the creation of distinct and orderly forms.

      3. Any confused or disordered collection or state of things; a confused mixture; confusion; disorder.