(of a system, organization, or natural process) governed by or combining elements of both chaos and order
a porch or vestibule of a Brahman temple.
a state of utter confusion or disorder; a total lack of organization or order. any confused, disorderly mass: a chaos of meaningless phrases. the infinity of space or formless matter supposed to have preceded the existence of the ordered universe. (initial capital letter) the personification of this in any of several ancient Greek myths. Obsolete. […]
- Chaos theory
noun a theory, applied in various branches of science, that apparently random phenomena have underlying order noun the study of unpredictable and complex dynamic systems that are highly sensitive to small changes in external conditions
completely confused or disordered: a chaotic mass of books and papers. adj. 1713, “in a state of primordial chaos,” irregularly formed in English from chaos + -ic, probably on model of eros/erotic, demos/demotic, hypnos/hypnotic, etc. Transferred or figurative meaning “confused, disordered” is from 1747.