- n. The technical notion of sensitive dependence on initial conditions in chaos theory.
- n. the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago
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