• WordNet 3.6
    • adj chaotic lacking a visible order or organization
    • adj chaotic completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing
    • adj chaotic of or relating to a sensitive dependence on initial conditions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Chaotic Resembling chaos; confused.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chaotic Resembling or of the nature of chaos; confused; without order.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Chaotic confused
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  • Sylvester Stallone
    Sylvester Stallone
    “I've been involved in something which was chaotic and insane. All I can say now is that I am, and intend to stay, a single man.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “Science is the attempt to make the chaotic diversity of our sense experience correspond to a logically uniform system of thought.”
  • Walter Benjamin
    “Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Too many chaotic elements had collected together in the family of the Franks for one sun-gleam to dissipate.
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
The religious aspect of Ireland was hardly less chaotic than its political aspect had been.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Instantly there was a crashing roar as if heaven and earth had met in chaotic conflict.
"In the Track of the Troops" by R.M. Ballantyne
All beyond the immediate neighbourhood of the ship was black and chaotic.
"The Lighthouse" by R.M. Ballantyne
A chaotic ruin followed...
"The Ocean and its Wonders" by R.M. Ballantyne
There were defective management and chaotic confusion.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
But, as generally happens, in the course of passing from ignorance to knowledge, the intermediate stage was chaotic.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
But Mexican conditions remained chaotic and American interests in Mexico were either threatened or destroyed.
"Woodrow Wilson and the World War" by Charles Seymour
To many persons, any kind of movement, any jerk or chaotic action, is an exercise.
"How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions" by S. S. Curry
How chaotic appear the happenings in Nature?
"Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose

In poetry:

Many a mind is ruined
And becomes chaotic mass,
Through want of systematic
Training in the class.
"Many" by Jared Barhite
With great ships flash. Dark trees
Stir as with winds narcotic
From craggy vales chaotic,
For sea and land exotic
"Evensong" by E J Rupert Atkinson
Of noble thought with heaven fraught
Into a sterile plain,
Whose atmosphere is dank and drear--
A wild chaotic brain.
"Evil Habits" by Jared Barhite
Why is not such my fate to-night?
Chance is not lord of things!
Man were indeed a hapless wight
Things, thoughts occurring as they might—
Chaotic wallowings!
"Sunday" by George MacDonald
--Yet O! when once the die was thrown,
With what unselfish patient skill,
Clear-piercing flame of changeless will,
The one high heart that moved alone
Sedate through the chaotic strife,--
He taught mankind the hero-life!
"Mount Vernon" by Francis Turner Palgrave

In news:

Forget all the lists, features, thinkpieces, and interviews we've been doing to celebrate the chaotic jumble that is 2012.
The first day of school can be an exciting, stressful and chaotic day for parents and students.
The stress tests of Europe's banks have been chaotic.
This weekend's Spring Cup finale at Homestead Speedway follows one of the most chaotic races in NASCAR history.
It was a tragic and chaotic day, when the public badly needed someone to sort the facts from the rumors.
Libyans, emerging from a chaotic and volatile situation, are taking their first steps toward developing a newly liberated country, following four decades under the rule of dictator Moammar Gaddafi .
Atlanta's chaotic gasoline shortage should be back to normal by Columbus Day, Oct 13, at the latest, said Randy Bly of AAA South.
Until recently, I had known dying to be a chaotic endeavor.
Violence had eased significantly in the Iraqi capital from a security crackdown that blanketed the chaotic city with 75,000 U.S.-backed Iraqi soldiers.
This chaotic season has gotten worse.
Members of a northern New Mexico school board plagued by fist fights, chaotic meetings and forced police presence are defending themselves after getting suspended.
In the chaotic weeks during Egypt's revolution, thousands of inmates escaped from jail.
But things can go from cozy to chaotic if you're not careful.
First Aid Kit 's itinerary may be chaotic, but the sisters' music has a timeless quality.
In United-Continental airline merger, a chaotic computer switch.

In science:

It is well known that the statistical properties of coherent chaotic quantum systems are well described by the Wigner/ Dyson random matrix ensembles.
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
Leboeuf, Quantum chaotic dynamics and random polynomials, J.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
Hannay, Chaotic analytic zero points: exact statistics for those of a random spin state, J.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
Voros, Chaotic eigenfunctions in phase space, J.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
Zelditch, Distribution of zeros of random and quantum chaotic sections of positive line bundles, Comm.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds