Definitions for CHAOSˈkeɪ ɒs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a state of utter confusion.
any disorderly mass.
the infinity of space or formless matter supposed to have preceded the creation of the universe.
Physics, Math. the nonlinear, deterministic behavior of certain systems, as the appearance of strange attractors or fractal structure in graphical representations of a system's evolution. the discipline that studies such behavior.
Category: Physics, Math
Obs. a chasm or abyss.
Origin of chaos:
1400–50; late ME < L < Gk; akin to chasm
chaos, pandemonium, bedlam, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvyness(noun)
a state of extreme confusion and disorder
the formless and disordered state of matter before the creation of the cosmos
(Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe
(physics) a dynamical system that is extremely sensitive to its initial conditions
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
confusion and disorder
a nation in total chaos
A vast chasm or abyss.
The unordered state of matter in classical accounts of cosmogony
Any state of disorder, any confused or amorphous mixture or conglomeration.
A given medium; a space in which something exists or lives; an environment.
Behaviour of iterative non-linear systems in which arbitrarily small variations in initial conditions become magnified over time.
One of the two metaphysical forces of the world in some fantasy settings, as opposed to law.
Origin: Borrowed from χάος
an empty, immeasurable space; a yawning chasm
the confused, unorganized condition or mass of matter before the creation of distinct and orderly forms
any confused or disordered collection or state of things; a confused mixture; confusion; disorder
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a name in the ancient cosmogomy for the formless void out of which everything at first sprang into existence, or the wide-spread confusion that prevailed before it shaped itself into order under the breath of the spirit of life.
Translations for CHAOS
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
complete disorder or confusion
The place was in utter chaos after the burglary.
- خَواء، فَوْضى، خَرابArabic
- caosPortuguese (BR)
- das ChaosGerman
- virvar; kaosDanish
- به هم ریختگی؛ آشفتگیFarsi
- תוֹהוּ וָבוֹהוּHebrew
- kaós, óreiðaIcelandic
- chaosas, netvarkaLithuanian
- به هم ریختگی؛ آشفتگیPersian
- ګډوډى، بشپړه بې نظمىPashto
- kaos, kargaşaTurkish
- 混亂Chinese (Trad.)
- хаос, безладдяUkrainian
- افراتفری ، فسادUrdu
- sự hỗn loạnVietnamese
- 混乱Chinese (Simp.)
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