Examples from the Web for chaos
He needed his art because, offstage, the chaos was sometimes too much.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The excitement of the event and everything else was just chaos, so you're suddenly like: 'Actually it's a boy in the end.'
Perhaps, as one cardinal recently complained, the chaos is the plan.
Meanwhile, their Missouri hometown appears to be on the brink of chaos.
Sectarian strife now empowers the civil wars in Syria, Iraq and Yemen and Al Qaedaism flourishes in the chaos.Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea|Bruce Riedel|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Afar, is the reign of philosophy; close up is the chaos of the Carlovingian era.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
Their love was their creation: beyond all was night—chaos—nothing!Falkland, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I am now, after a reſidence of more than three years, amidſt the chaos of a revolution, on the eve of my departure from France.
Through all the chaos Stanief moved with a dignity never so great, carrying his head proudly above the conflict.The Game and the Candle|Eleanor M. Ingram
As I stood there all immediate things were apparitions seen vague and distorted through a chaos of wild emotion.The Portal of Dreams|Charles Neville Buck
British Dictionary definitions for chaos
Word Origin for chaos
Word Origin and History for chaos
late 14c., "gaping void," from Old French chaos (14c.) or directly from Latin chaos, from Greek khaos "abyss, that which gapes wide open, is vast and empty," from *khnwos, from PIE root *gheu- "to gape, yawn" (cf. Greek khaino "I yawn," Old English ginian, Old Norse ginnunga-gap; see yawn (v.)).
Meaning "utter confusion" (c.1600) is extended from theological use of chaos for "the void at the beginning of creation" in Vulgate version of Genesis (1530s in English). The Greek for "disorder" was tarakhe, however the use of chaos here was rooted in Hesiod ("Theogony"), who describes khaos as the primeval emptiness of the Universe, begetter of Erebus and Nyx ("Night"), and in Ovid ("Metamorphoses"), who opposes Khaos to Kosmos, "the ordered Universe." Meaning "orderless confusion" in human affairs is from c.1600. Chaos theory in the modern mathematical sense is attested from c.1977.
Science definitions for chaos
Culture definitions for chaos
A new branch of science that deals with systems whose evolution depends very sensitively upon the initial conditions. Turbulent flows of fluids (such as white water in a river) and the prediction of the weather are two areas where chaos theory has been applied with some success.