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chaos theory

noun [U] uk   us  
a scientific theory about situations that obey particular laws but appear to have little or no order: A frequent metaphor for one aspect of chaos theory is called the Butterfly Effect - butterflies flapping their wings in the Amazon affect the weather in Chicago.
Translations of “chaos theory”
in Chinese (Traditional) 混沌理論…
in Chinese (Simplified) 混沌理论…
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