a theory, applied in various branches of science, that apparently random phenomena have underlying order
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.
a Japanese ceremony at which tea is prepared, served, and taken with an ancient and involved ritual.
noun a variant of chado
a city in E Guangdong province, in SE China. noun a city in SE China, in E Guangdong province, on the Han River: river port. Pop: 480 000 (2005 est) Also called Chaochow Former name Chaoan