Chaos

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Chaos or CHAOS may refer to:

Mythology, philosophy, and religion[edit]

Disorder[edit]

A generic term for "complete disorder"

  • Anarchy, lawlessness or a stateless society
  • Lawlessness, a lack of laws or law enforcement

Science and mathematics[edit]

  • Chaos (journal), scientific journal devoted to nonlinear systems
  • 19521 Chaos, a Trans-Neptunian Kuiper belt object
  • Chaos (genus), a type of giant amoeba
  • Chaosnet, an early set of network communication protocols
  • Chaos terrain, a type of terrain found on Mercury, Mars, Europa, and Pluto
  • Chaos theory, a branch of mathematics and physics that deals with the behavior of certain nonlinear dynamic systems
  • Polynomial chaos, an expansion in probability theory, invented by Norbert Wiener
  • Randomness, a lack of intelligible pattern or combination

Popular culture[edit]

Literature[edit]

Films and TV[edit]

Fictional entities[edit]

Music[edit]

Albums[edit]

Songs[edit]

  • "Die Vorstellung des Chaos" ("The Representation of Chaos"), the instrumental prelude with which the 1797-98 oratorio The Creation by Joseph Haydn begins
  • "Chaos", song by Mutemath from their self-titled debut album
  • "Chaos", song on the album Psyence Fiction by UNKLE
  • Chaos A.D., 1993 album and song from Sepultura
  • "Chaos", song by Skold from Skold
  • "Chaos", song on the album A Fierce Pancake by Stump

Other[edit]

Acronyms[edit]

  • CHAOS (Linux distribution), a Linux distribution designed for ad hoc computer clustering
  • U.S. Chaos is a first-wave hardcore punk band from New Jersey, US
  • Clandestine Homeland Administration and Oversight Services, from CHAOS (TV series)
  • "CHAOS", an acronym for "Colonel Has An Outstanding Solution", nickname and call sign of James Mattis

Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]