chaotically

chaotic

[key-ot-ik]
adjective
completely confused or disordered: a chaotic mass of books and papers.

Origin:
1705–15; chao(s) + -tic

chaotically, adverb
nonchaotic, adjective
nonchaotically, adverb
semichaotic, adjective
semichaotically, adverb
unchaotic, adjective
unchaotically, adverb


orderly, systematic.
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chaos (ˈkeɪɒs)
 
n
1.  complete disorder; utter confusion
2.  (usually capital) the disordered formless matter supposed to have existed before the ordered universe
3.  an obsolete word for abyss
 
[C15: from Latin, from Greek khaos; compare chasm, yawn]
 
chaotic
 
adj
 
cha'otically
 
adv

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chaotic
1713, "in a state of primordial chaos," from chaos. Transf. or fig. meaning "confused, disordered" is from 1747.
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