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CHAOS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Chaos mean? 

CHAOS (noun)
  The noun CHAOS has 4 senses:

1. a state of extreme confusion and disorder
2. the formless and disordered state of matter before the creation of the cosmos
3. (Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe
4. (physics) a dynamical system that is extremely sensitive to its initial conditions

  Familiarity information: CHAOS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHAOS (noun)


Sense 1chaos [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state of extreme confusion and disorder

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

bedlam; chaos; pandemonium; topsy-turvydom; topsy-turvyness

Hypernyms ("chaos" is a kind of...):

confusion (disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chaos"):

balagan (a word for chaos or fiasco borrowed from modern Hebrew (where it is a loan word from Russian))


Sense 2chaos [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("chaos" is a kind of...):

physical phenomenon (a natural phenomenon involving the physics of matter and energy)


Sense 3Chaos [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

Greek deity (a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks)

Domain category:

Greek mythology (the mythology of the ancient Greeks)


Sense 4chaos [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("chaos" is a kind of...):

dynamical system ((physics) a phase space together with a transformation of that space)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)


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