- A state of disorder.
- A force that seeks to spread disorder.
- (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.
- An unseen force or energy believed to drive the universe.
Etymology: Greek vast chasm, void.
- Dutch: chaos
- French: chaos
- German: Unordnung , Chaos
- Italian: caos
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