Complete Definition of "chaos"

English

Etymology
Greek ÏÎ¬Î¿Ï vast chasm, void.

Pronunciation
IPA|/keɪÉs/
audio|en-us-chaos.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
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  1. A state of disorder.
  2. A force that seeks to spread disorder.
  3. mathematics Behaviour that appears random and yet is governed by exact mathematical equations and so is actually deterministic. Chaotic systems typically exhibit exquisite sensitivity to initial conditions.
  4. An unseen force or energy believed to drive the universe.

Synonyms
See Wikisaurus:disorder

Translations
trans-top|state of disorder
Bosnian: haos#Bosnian|haos m
Chinese: 纷乱 (fÄnluàn)
Dutch: chaos m
Finnish: kaaos, epäjärjestys, sekasorto
French: chaos m
German: Unordnung f, Chaos n
Hebrew: ת××× ××××× (tohu va'bohu)
Hungarian: káosz
Interlingua: chaos
Italian: caos#Italian|caos m
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Japanese: ãããã (gota-gota)
Portuguese: caos#Portuguese|caos m
Romanian: t|ro|haos|n
Romansch: t|rm|caos|m
Russian: ÑÐ°Ð¾Ñ (kháos, khaós) m
Serbian:

Spanish: caos#Spanish|caos
Swahili: kesheshe
Swedish: kaos n
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trans-top|force that seeks to spread disorder
Japanese: ã«ãªã¹ (kaosu)
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Russian: ÑÐ°Ð¾Ñ (kháos) m
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trans-top|mathematical uncertainty
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Japanese: æ··ä¹± (ãããã, konran), ç¡ç§©åº (ãã¡ã¤ãã, muchitsujo), æ··æ² (ããã¨ã, konton)
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Related terms
chaos theory
chaotic

See also
entropy
discord
capricious

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