What does chaos mean?

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ˈkeɪ ɒschaos

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chaos, pandemonium, bedlam, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvyness(noun)

    a state of extreme confusion and disorder

  2. chaos(noun)

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

  3. Chaos(noun)

    (Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe

  4. chaos(noun)

    (physics) a dynamical system that is extremely sensitive to its initial conditions

Wiktionary

  1. chaos(Noun)

    A vast chasm or abyss.

    Etymology: Borrowed from χάος

  2. chaos(Noun)

    The unordered state of matter in classical accounts of cosmogony

    Etymology: Borrowed from χάος

  3. chaos(Noun)

    Any state of disorder, any confused or amorphous mixture or conglomeration.

    Etymology: Borrowed from χάος

  4. chaos(Noun)

    A given medium; a space in which something exists or lives; an environment.

    Etymology: Borrowed from χάος

  5. chaos(Noun)

    Behaviour of iterative non-linear systems in which arbitrarily small variations in initial conditions become magnified over time.

    Etymology: Borrowed from χάος

  6. chaos(Noun)

    One of the two metaphysical forces of the world in some fantasy settings, as opposed to law.

    Etymology: Borrowed from χάος

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chaos(noun)

    an empty, immeasurable space; a yawning chasm

    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.]

  2. Chaos(noun)

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

    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.]

  3. Chaos(noun)

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Chaos

    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

  1. Chaos

    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

  1. Chaos

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'chaos' in Nouns Frequency: #2153

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chaos in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chaos in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of chaos in a Sentence

  1. The MIC Coalition:

    The decrees have helped mitigate anti-competitive behavior, while also ensuring songwriters and creators get paid when their music is played in the millions of American venues, the modification, elimination or even the possible sunset of the decrees at the present time would lead to chaos for the entire marketplace.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. You take off the mask of hypocrisy, and there are hundreds of billions of laughing monsters of monsters. They laugh in a smile of hatred; an ordinary person simply cannot stand so much awareness. 2. The idea appeared in the mirror maze and it is reflected in all the mirrors, that is, the opinion that the source cannot be found because it is hidden from your eyes. You see that opinion is a sect. 3. Death from the dust of all the dead and dust of memories. Fear is all out of the darkness of the subconscious of billions of threads of manipulation. 4. The face tears up from laughter, and there is not flesh and soul, but a continuous smile of awareness. 5. A ghost is a hologram record of the projection of the universe, once generated by an accident of chaos, living in reality. This spirit is like the same memoirs and nostalgia of the past. This is a retro record of bygone times, traveling in empty eternity and nonsense, feeling only insensibility. A time-space film of time and space existing in time, in the depressing eternity of reality, in the void of consciousness of loneliness. A ghost who sees is not evolutionary progress, but the life cycle of a temporary transformation, rotting from the depravity of people. 6. Modern thinking is a mysterious essence, it is all in blood and is two meters tall, its smile opens to your soul and its smile descends to the earth and opens a portal to the dimension of eternal laughter, to a world without values. 7. Wandering in the midst of twilight darkness, the creative person revealed to the world what was hidden in the egg that lay in this fog, entities and monsters of the subconscious crawled out of it through the force field of imagination and depravity, through the force field they arise in the mind. Some in the imagination become prettier, while others are uglier. Then exhibited in a toy marketing store. 8. Under the ordinary eye, the eye of anger. Under the eye of anger, the eye of despondency. Under the eye of despondency, the eye of insight of enlightenment of good and light, selfless nobleness. 9. Reality is a terrible dystopia of smiling optimism, with wired senses, with laughing monsters in your head, that is, your vices.

  3. Lewis Mumford:

    Unable to create a meaningful life for itself, the personality takes its own revenge: from the lower depths comes a regressive form of spontaneity: raw animality forms a counterpoise to the meaningless stimuli and the vicarious life to which the ordinary man is conditioned. Getting spiritual nourishment from this chaos of events, sensations, and devious interpretations is the equivalent of trying to pick through a garbage pile for food.

  4. Tarek Tabl:

    This is the kind of investment that is producing only unemployment and chaos. We are turning into ticking time bombs.

  5. Rafal Chwedoruk:

    Kopacz is saving what she still can from the government, and from Civic Platform as a party ahead of the elections, civic Platform at the moment is at a crossroads: either the chaos will be contained, or, in a short while, politicians will gradually begin to jump ship.

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