What does chaos mean?

Definitions for chaos
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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Mythology

  1. Chaos

    (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

  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. British Prime Minister David Cameron:

    You can choose an economy that grows, that creates jobs, that generates the money to ensure a properly funded and improving NHS (National Health Service) ... and a government that will cut taxes for 30 million hard-working people ... or you can choose the economic chaos of Ed Miliband's Britain.

  2. David Layson:

    Anarchy is not chaos, but order with out control.

  3. Igor Lamaka:

    We denounce the disorder in which international community wants to keep us in order to perpetuate the chaos in this country.

  4. Jason Ware:

    We are unlikely to be going into a bear market, there are a number of positive things happening under the surface of all this chaos and it is easy to forget those things when you see these types of moves.

  5. Danilo Toninelli:

    It makes one think ... that this is a pretext to create chaos and bring down the government.

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