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Chaos (great disorder or confused situation) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun chaos

What does chaos mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • chaos: chaoses
  • Chaos: Chaoses

  1. a state of extreme confusion and disorder
  2. the formless and disordered state of matter before the creation of the cosmos
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • more generic term: physical phenomenon = a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
  3. (Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe
  4. (physics) a dynamical system that is extremely sensitive to its initial conditions

Alternative definition of the noun chaos


  1. [obsolete] A vast chasm or abyss.
  2. The unordered state of matter in classical accounts of cosmogony
  3. Any state of disorder, any confused or amorphous mixture or conglomeration.
  4. [obsolete, rare] A given medium; a space in which something exists or lives; an environment.
  5. [mathematics] Behaviour of iterative non-linear systems in which arbitrarily small variations in initial conditions become magnified over time.
  6. [fantasy] One of the two metaphysical forces of the world in some fantasy settings, as opposed to law.

Definition of the noun chaos for high school students

    absolute disorder
    • example: Mr. Thornton's sudden departure for the lavatory plunged his classroom into chaos.

The noun chaos is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


  1. "Chaos" is a 2005 American thriller film directed by Tony Giglio, and starring Jason Statham, Ryan Phillippe and Wesley Snipes. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on February 19, 2008.
  2. "Chaos": Le Chaos is the final film from the Egyptian director Youssef Chahine.
  3. "Chaos" is a 2001 French comedy-drama film written and directed by Coline Serreau.
  4. CHAOS is an American comedic drama that aired on CBS from April 1, to July 16, 2011, as a midseason replacement for The Defenders. The series was officially cancelled on May 15, 2011.
  5. "Chaos" is a 2005 American horror film about the rape and murder of two adolescent girls. It is a remake of Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left, only with all character names changed and a different ending. It stars Kevin Gage and was written and directed by David DeFalco. The film has received widespread critical panning, having a Rotten Tomatoes's rating of 6%. and a Metacritic score of 1 out of 100.
  6. "Chaos" is a 2000 Japanese mystery-thriller film, directed by Hideo Nakata. It stars Miki Nakatani and Masato Hagiwara. It is based on Shōgo Utano's novel Sarawaretai Onna.
  7. "Chaos" is a 2012 thriller film written and directed by Etienne Faure.
  8. "Chaos" is a 2008 Hong Kong action thriller film directed by Herman Yau and starring Gordon Lam, Andrew Lin, Kristal Tin and Charmaine Fong.
    • country: Hong Kong
    • language: Cantonese
    • genres: Action Film, Crime Fiction, Thriller
    • released on (7 years ago)
  9. "Chaos" is a 2012 short drama film written and directed by Miguel Monteagudo.
  10. "Chaos" is a short film, directed by Wimerf.
    • country: Mexico
    • released in (4 years ago)
  11. "Chaos" a.k.a. "Elle Veut le Chaos" is a 2008 drama film written and directed by Denis Côté.


"Chaos" was written by Christian author Ted Dekker and was released on May 1, 2008. It is the 4th and final young adult fictional novel in the new Lost Book series. These new novels span the fifteen year period that is gapped in the Circle Trilogy's Black and Red. Thomas Hunter is still the commander of the Forest Guard when these stories occur.

  • also known as "Chaos (The Lost Books, Book 4)"
  • genres: Fantasy, Children's literature, Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 2008-05-06


"Chaos" a.k.a. "Chaos: The Battle of Wizards" is a turn-based tactics computer game that was released on the ZX Spectrum in 1985. It was written by Julian Gollop and originally published by Games Workshop.


  1. Chaos is the name of a fictional character, a puppet cat in the Canadian children's television show Sesame Park. She mostly addressed herself in the third person, much like Elmo does in the American series, and is also known to get herself in sticky situations.
  2. Chaos is a fictional video game character and the main antagonist in the video game Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast. Chaos is the first main antagonist of a Sonic game that is not Doctor Eggman. This eventually became common in the 3D games, with Eggman's role as the main villain being replaced by other villains. Chaos is an immortal, ageless god-like creature that seems composed almost entirely of water but is also said to be concentrated Chaos Emerald energy, however it has been revealed that Chaos is a Chao that came into contact with the Chaos Emeralds. It was trapped inside the Master Emerald for thousands of years before being released by Dr. Eggman in a bid to conquer the world. It was also the original guardian of the Chaos Emeralds, Chao, and the Master Emerald. In Sonic Adventure it absorbed the negative energy of the Chaos Emeralds to attain its final and strongest form.
    • created by Yuji Uekawa
    • fictional universe: Sonic the Hedgehog
  3. Chaos is a fictional character, and the main villain, in the Sailor Moon universe.

There are other characters with in their name, like Dr. Chaos, Lord Chaos, Chaos Demon, Captain Chaos and Chaos Generals.


  1. "Chaos" is a musical album of Trevor Jones, soundtrack.
    • also known as Chaos Soundtrack
    • released on (8 years ago)
  2. "Chaos": Chao is an album by pianist Paul Bley, bassist Furio Di Castri and drummer Tony Oxley recorded in Italy in 1994 and released on the Soul Note label in 1998.
  3. "Chaos" is a composition.
  4. "Chaos" is a musical album of Herbert Grönemeyer.
    • released on (22 years ago)
  5. "Chaos" is a composition.
  6. "Chaos" is a 1996 compilation album by Sex Pistols.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  7. "Chaos" is a musical album of Unauthorized.
    • released on
  8. "Chaos" is a composition.
  9. "Chaos" a.k.a. "[Chaos]" is a musical album of Mohamed Abozekry & Heejaz, Mohamed Abozekry, Heejaz.
    • released in
  10. "Chaos" is a musical EP of Stalin.
    • released in (36 years ago)
  11. "Chaos" is a musical single of Herbert Grönemeyer.
    • released on (22 years ago)


  1. Chaos a.k.a. Nick Carter: Nickolas Gene "Nick" Carter is an American singer. He is best known as a member of the pop group Backstreet Boys. He has released two solo albums, Now Or Never and I'm Taking Off during breaks taken by the Backstreet Boys. He has made occasional television appearances and starred in his own reality shows, House of Carters and I Nick Carter. He gained fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s as a teen idol. He is also the older brother of singer Aaron Carter.
  2. Chaos is a certified yoga instructor, personal trainer, dancer, and burlesque performer from Michigan. She is a member of the Pin Up Girls burlesque-cabaret company in Los Angeles and has her own line of workout videos: Yoga For Indie Rockers, Pilates For Indie Rockers, and the forthcoming Burlesque Workout For Indie Rockers.

There are other people with in their name, like Kid Chaos, Rob Chaos, chaos a.d., Casey Chaos, Johny Chaos, Captain Chaos, Agents Of Chaos, Chaos by Design, Iñaki de Juana Chaos, Diagram of Suburban Chaos and many others.


  1. Chaos is a musical group.
    • album: "Tribal Warfare"
  2. ChAOS is a korean pop group.
    • genre: Pop music
    • albums: "Kiss Kiss", "RACER", "그녀가 온다"
  3. CHAOS is a musical group.
    • album: "Quattordicidodicizerodue"
  4. Chaos is a musical group.
    • album: "Debut"

There are other groups with in their name, like Chaos Z, I Chaos, Chaos Uk, Baby Chaos, Chaos Data, Chaos Moon, Chaos Omen, chaos u.k., Chaos Zero, U.S. Chaos, Chaos Chaos, Chaos Cycle, Chaos Echœs, Chaos Opera, Total Chaos, World Chaos, Art of Chaos, Chaos Asylum, Chaos Beyond and Chaos Divine.


Chaos is a record label.


  1. Chaos is a Japanese professional wrestling stable formed by Shinsuke Nakamura and Toru Yano in New Japan Pro Wrestling.
  2. Chaos: In Games Workshop's Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 fictional universes, Chaos refers to the malevolent entities which live in a different timespace, known as the Warp in Warhammer 40,000 and as the Realm of Chaos in Warhammer Fantasy. The term can refer to these warp entities and their influence, the servants and worshippers of these entities, or even the parallel universe in which these entities are supposed to reside. The most powerful of these warp entities are those known as the Chaos Gods, also sometimes referred to as the Dark Gods, Ruinous Powers, or the Powers of Chaos. Similarities exist between the Warhammer idea of Chaos and the concept of Chaos from Michael Moorcock's Elric saga, which also influenced D&D's alignment system. Further similarities can be seen with the godlike extradimensional Great Old Ones of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft's stories.
  3. Chaos: In Greek mythology, Chaos, the primeval void, was the first thing which existed. According to Hesiod, "at first Chaos came to be" "but next" came Gaia, Tartarus, and Eros. Unambiguously born "from Chaos" were Erebus and Nyx.
  4. CHAOS is a small Linux distribution designed for creating ad hoc computer clusters. CHAOS is a Live CD which fits on a single business card sized CD-ROM. This tiny disc will boot any i586 class PC, into a working openMosix node, without disturbing the contents of any local hard disk.
  5. Chaos: Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering nonlinear systems and describing the manifestations in a manner comprehensible to researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines. The editor-in-chief is David K. Campbell.
  6. Chaos is a 2013 Telly Award winning ad, created by The Strategy Group for Media for Pat Tiberi for Congress.

Phrases with Chaos

Phrases starting with the word Chaos:

  1. Chaos Theory
  2. Chaos carolinense
  3. Chaos illinoisense

Phrases ending with the word Chaos:

  1. Helodon Chaos
  2. Controlled Chaos
  3. Hemipeplus chaos
  4. Zygaena Mana Chaos
  5. Leptomantispa Chaos
  6. Species Helodon Chaos
  7. species Hemipeplus chaos
  8. Species Leptomantispa Chaos
  9. Subspecies Zygaena Mana Chaos

Other phrases containing the word Chaos:

  1. species Chaos carolinense
  2. species Chaos illinoisense
  3. Bastard Noise - Igor Krutogolov - Chaos As Shelter

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Chaos

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Google previewWisdom Collection_Complete Works of Aphorisms_Reference Edition (2014)

by Sorin Cerin

Chaos is the one that determines everyone's legitimacy. 3713.

Google previewWisdom Collection (2010)

by Sorin Cerin

Chaos is the one that determines everyone‟s legitimacy. 3713. Each law is...

Chaos is the most simple and the most superior legitimacy. 3715.

Google previewMasters of Mathematics (2017)

The Problems They Solved, Why These Are Important, and What You Should Know about Them by Robert A. Nowlan

Why, yes there is, and it is called Chaos Theory. The word Chaos (Latin...

Even less formally Chaos is the condition of any confused , disorderly mass.24 Chaos is the final state in a system's movement away from order.

Google previewSemiconductor Lasers (2012)

Stability, Instability and Chaos by Junji Ohtsubo

Chaos is a phenomenon observed in a nonlinear system described by a certain set of differential equations and shows irregular oscillations for time or spatial evolutions (Lorenz 1963). We must distinguish chaos from the observations of ...

Google previewTheosophical Outlook (1920)

In- volutionary kathekos or primordial chaos is the egg- plasm which nourishes the germ or the kosmos and is that out of which the germ ...

Google previewDynamics of Complex Autonomous Boolean Networks (2014)

by David P. Rosin

Deterministic chaos is a non-repeating, deterministic behavior of dynamical systems that can be found in meteorology,

The paramount example of a system generating deterministic chaos is the Lorenz system, which was developed to ...

Google previewThe Fate of Place (2013)

A Philosophical History by Edward Casey

As a gap, Chaos is a primordial place within which things can happen. Aristotle...

Google previewThe Luminous Web (2017)

Faith, science and the experience of wonder by Barbara Brown Taylor

Chaos is the name of the game. However strong the illusion of order may be, there is an essential messiness to life that cannot be controlled. The good news about chaos is that there is an apparent boundary to it. What Edward Lorenz ...

Google previewHandbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences (2016)

by Erçetin, ?efika ?ule

CHAOS THEORY AND COMPLEXITY According to Kaneko and Tsuda (2000); in physics, chaos is a type of...

Chaos is an ancient word originally denoting a complete lack of form or systematic arrangement, but now often used to imply the ...

Google previewThe Advanced Dictionary of Marketing : Putting Theory to Use (2007)

Putting Theory to Use by Scott Dacko

chaos theory DESCRIPTION Theory aimed at understanding the behavior of certain phenomena that appear random,butin fact haveanelement ofunderlying order,or regularity, which can be mathematically modelled. KEY INSIGHTS Building ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Literature and Science (2002)

by Pamela Gossin

All these areas are concerned with forms of orderly disorder; they mark a move from complete, objective descriptions or closed theories to an emphasis on local, fractured accounts (see Hayles, Chaos Bound). Linguistic signs, literary texts, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization (2014)

by Wang, John

Wei-Bin Zhang Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan INTRODUCTION Chaos theory has been an active discipline which has had a profoundeffecton a wide variety offields in natural as well as social sciences (Prigogine & Stengers, 1984 ...

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Find Jesus in the midst of chaos / American Sign Language

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Quotes about Chaos

Chaos in the midst of chaos isn't funny, but chaos in the midst of order is. (Steve Martin)
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Scrabble value of C3H4A1O1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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