HyperDic: chaos

English > 4 senses of the word chaos / Chaos:
NOUNstatechaos, pandemonium, bedlam, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvynessa state of extreme / extreme confusion and disorder
phenomenonchaosthe formless and disordered state of matter before the creation of the cosmos
person Chaos(Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods
cognitionchaos(physics) a dynamical system that is extremely sensitive to its initial conditions
chaos / Chaos > pronunciation
Soundskey'aas
Rhymesalbatross ... semigloss: 20 rhymes with aas...
English > chaos: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of extreme / extreme confusion and disorder.
Synonymspandemonium, bedlam, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvyness
NarrowerbalaganA word for chaos or fiasco borrowed from modern Hebrew (where it is a loan word from Russian)
Broaderconfusiondisorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
Spanishcaos, confusión, desbarajuste, desconcierto, pandemonio
Catalancaos, confusió, desconcert, desori
Adjectiveschaoticcompletely unordered and unpredictable and confusing / confusing
English > chaos: 4 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningThe formless and disordered state of matter before the creation of the cosmos.
Broaderphysical phenomenonA natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
Spanishcaos
Catalancaos
English > Chaos: 4 senses > noun 3, person
Meaning(Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe.
CategoryGreek mythologyThe mythology of the ancient Greeks
Instance ofGreek deityA deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks
SpanishCaos
CatalanCaos
English > chaos: 4 senses > noun 4, cognition
Meaning(physics) a dynamical system that is extremely sensitive to its initial conditions.
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Broaderdynamical system(physics) a phase space together with a transformation of that space
Adjectiveschaoticof or relating to a sensitive dependence on initial conditions

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