chaos theory Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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chaos theorynoun [U]

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a ​scientifictheory about ​situations that ​obeyparticularlaws but ​appear to have little or no ​order: A ​frequentmetaphor for one ​aspect of ​chaostheory is called the Butterfly Effect - ​butterfliesflappingtheirwings in the Amazon ​affect the ​weather in Chicago.
(Definition of chaos theory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chaos theory”
in Chinese (Simplified) 混沌理论…
in Chinese (Traditional) 混沌理論…
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