Definitions for chaos
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chaos, pandemonium, bedlam, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvynessnoun
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
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.
Etymology: Borrowed from χάος
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: chaos, Lat. χάος.
The whole universe would have been a confused chaos, without beauty or order. Richard Bentley.
Had I followed the worst, I could not have brought church and state to such a chaos of confusions, as some have done. Charles I .
Their reason sleeps, but mimick fancy wakes,
Supplies her parts, and wild ideas takes
From words and things, ill sorted, and misjoin’d,
The anarchy of thought, and chaos of the mind. Dryden.
We shall have nothing but darkness and a chaos within, whatever order and light there be in things without us. John Locke.
Pleas’d with a work, where nothing’s just or fit,
One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. Alexander Pope.
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
Etymology: [L. chaos chaos (in senses 1 & 2), Gr. cha`os, fr. cha`inein (root cha) to yawn, to gape, to open widely. Cf. Chasm.]
In Games Workshop's Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 fictional universes, Chaos refers to the malevolent entities which live in a different timespace, known as the Warp in Warhammer 40,000 and as the Realm of Chaos in Warhammer Fantasy. The term can refer to these warp entities and their influence, the servants and worshippers of these entities, or even the parallel universe in which these entities are supposed to reside. The most powerful of these warp entities are those known as the Chaos Gods, also sometimes referred to as the Dark Gods, Ruinous Powers, or the Powers of Chaos. Similarities exist between the Warhammer idea of Chaos and the concept of Chaos from Michael Moorcock's Elric saga, which also influenced D&D's alignment system. Further similarities can be seen with the godlike extradimensional Great Old Ones of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft's stories.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kā′os, n. shapeless mass: disorder: the state of matter before it was reduced to order by the Creator.—adj. Chaot′ic, confused.—adv. Chaot′ically. [Gr.]
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.
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(Cha′os) allegorically represented the confused mass of matter supposed to have existed before the creation of the world, and out of which the world was formed.
“... Behold the throne Of Chaos, and his dark pavilion spread Wide on the wasteful deep; with him enthroned Sat sable-vested Night, eldest of all things, The consort of his reign.” (Milton.)
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'chaos' in Nouns Frequency: #2153
The numerical value of chaos in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of chaos in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
I see bodies everywhere, there are cars on fire, there are bikes everywhere, people are screaming and shouting,... everybody is honking. It is utter chaos and mayhem.
Such an attack has as objective of creating chaos within security forces, the head of state asks members of those corps to stay calm and united in a bid to avoid falling in the trap of the enemy.
Not only does it invite fraud and needlessly delay election results, it also risks disenfranchising voters and causing complete chaos for November.
It makes one think ... that this is a pretext to create chaos and bring down the government.
Smash and grab has replaced Christmas shopping in California, thanks to Democrats who have created a culture of theft in San Francisco and across the state. Criminals know there are little or no consequences for their actions. Until Democrats get serious about joining with Republicans to support better policies and public safety officials, surging crime and chaos will continue to be the status quo.
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- хаос, хаасBelarusian
- хаос, безредиеBulgarian
- caosCatalan, Valencian
- Unordnung, ChaosGerman
- ĥaoso, kaosoEsperanto
- هرج و مرجPersian
- kaaos, sekasorto, epäjärjestysFinnish
- תוהו, תוהו ובוהו, כאוסHebrew
- kekacauan, praharaIndonesian
- אי סדרHebrew
- カオス, 無秩序, 混沌, 混乱Japanese
- 혼돈, 混沌Korean
- baaierd, wanorde, chaosDutch
- беспорядок, хаосRussian
- хаос, kaos, haos, каосSerbo-Croatian
- hỗn loạn, 混亂Vietnamese
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