Meaning of CHAOS
Pronunciation:   'keyâs



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
 [n] (Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe
 [n] the formless and disordered state of matter before the creation of the cosmos
 [n] a state of extreme confusion and disorder


CHAOS is a 5 letter word that starts with C. 
 Synonyms:   bedlam, pandemonium, topsyturvydom, topsyturvyness 

 See Also:   balagan, confusion, Greek deity, physical phenomenon  
Webster's 1913 Dictionary 

 Definition:   \Cha"os\ (k[=a]"[o^]s), n. [L. chaos chaos (in senses 1 &
2), Gr. cha`os, fr. cha`inein (root cha) to yawn, to gape, to
open widely. Cf. {Chasm}.]
1. An empty, immeasurable space; a yawning chasm. [Archaic]
Between us and there is fixed a great chaos. Luke
xvi. 26
(Rhemish
Trans.).
2. The confused, unorganized condition or mass of matter
before the creation of distinct and orderly forms.
3. Any confused or disordered collection or state of things;
a confused mixture; confusion; disorder.


Computing Dictionary 

 Definition:   A property of some nonlinear dynamic systems which exhibit sensitive dependence on initial conditions. This means that there are initial states which evolve within some finite time to states whose separation in one or more dimensions of state space depends, in an average sense, exponentially on their initial separation. Such systems may still be completely deterministic in that any future state of the system depends only on the initial conditions and the equations describing the change of the system with time. It may, however, require arbitrarily high precision to actually calculate a future state to within some finite precision. ["On defining chaos", R. Glynn Holt <rgholt@voyager.jpl.nasa.gov> and D. Lynn Holt <lholt@seraph1.sewanee.edu>. ] Fixed precision floatingpoint arithmetic, as used by most computers, may actually introduce chaotic dependence on initial conditions due to the accumulation of rounding errors (which constitutes a nonlinear system). 

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