cha·os

/ˈkāˌäs/

noun: chaos
plural noun: chaoses

complete disorder and confusion.

  • Physics
    behavior so unpredictable as to appear random, owing to great sensitivity to small changes in conditions.
  • the formless matter supposed to have existed before the creation of the universe.
  • Greek Mythology
    the first created being, from which came the primeval deities Gaia, Tartarus, Erebus, and Nyx.
  • Origin

    Origin of chaos

    late 15th century (denoting a gaping void or chasm, later formless primordial matter): via French and Latin from Greek khaos ‘vast chasm, void’.