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Definition of CHAOS THEORY
: a branch of mathematical and physical theory that deals with the nature and consequences of chaos and chaotic systems
First Known Use of CHAOS THEORY
Mathematical theory that describes chaotic behavior in a complex system. Applications include the study of turbulent flow in fluids, irregularities in biological systems, population dynamics, chemical reactions, plasma physics, meteorology, the motions of groups and clusters of stars, transportation dynamics, and many other fields.