Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling or of the nature of chaos; confused; without order.
- adj. Filled with chaos.
- adj. Extremely disorganized or in disarray.
- adj. mathematics Highly sensitive to starting conditions, so that a small change to them may yield a very different outcome.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Resembling chaos; confused.
- adj. lacking a visible order or organization
- adj. completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing
- adj. of or relating to a sensitive dependence on initial conditions
“The campaign said that it feared what it called a chaotic "Florida situation" and that it is likely to go to the court today.”
“As I commented in an earlier post before I realized this one was up, my favorite money quote from the story by Mark Brunswick, Paul Walsh and Bob Von Sternberg at the Star Tribune: "The campaign said that it feared what it called a chaotic 'Florida situation' and that it is likely to go to the court today.”
“And I have to say also that Iranians know three political situations -- dictatorship, revolution, and what I call chaotic democracy.”
“Some passengers used emergency chutes while others clambered down wings in what they described as a chaotic scene in the smoke-filled ravine.”
“Rather, it is much more what we call a chaotic pattern.”
“Accompanied with an extreme sense of smell (I smell things that aren't there) and what I call chaotic thoughts.”
“Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage … It counts the destruction of the redwood and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl ...”
“MR. LEHRER: Is it fair to say, then, that the miscalculation resulted in chaotic situation that existed immediately after for awhile and got – immediately after the invasion and all that sort of stuff?”
“How can you dislike a town where everybody jaywalks and the libramientos are known locally as the "other cemetary" and people drive in chaotic but workable distraction and many folks are short and fat and ridiculed by the overcompensating snobbish Highlanders as redneck morons and eating and drinking and dancing are local sports.”
“Unfortunately, a lot of children are being raised in chaotic and/or violent environments.”
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