Current talk of invading Somalia ignores our role in causing the chaos.
As the world from Ferguson to Syria plunged into chaos this summer, public opinion polls rolled in every week.
Shortly after the explosion, the person recording the scene begins to run as chaos ensues and sirens sound in the background.
One refugee remembers the chaos of the day and her long odyssey to freedom.
The Republican primary race is not chaos, or a clown show, or a travesty of the political process.
Beyond Gèdres, a singularly grand and savage scene presents itself, called the Peyrada or chaos.
A musician might extract some harmony from this chaos of noises, this jumble of sounds.
Something had to be done to bring order and system into the chaos of brotherly love.
As I said at first, all things were originally a chaos in which there was no order or proportion.
The Assembly vigorously entered on the work of bringing order out of confusion, symmetry out of 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.
The behavior of systems that follow deterministic laws but appear random and unpredictable. Chaotic systems very are sensitive to initial conditions; small changes in those conditions can lead to quite different outcomes. One example of chaotic behavior is the flow of air in conditions of turbulence. See more at fractal.