a theory, applied in various branches of science, that apparently random phenomena have underlying order
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How to use chaos theory in a sentence
A few years later, Baum posited that the math behind tumor growth looked more like chaos theory than anything else.
Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot is namedropped on page 49 in a hiccupped discussion of chaos theory.