1.18.2007


American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source
cha·os (kā'ŏs') Pronunciation Key n.
1. A condition or place of great disorder or confusion.
2. A disorderly mass; a jumble: The desk was a chaos of papers and unopened letters.
3. often Chaos The disordered state of unformed matter and infinite space supposed in some cosmogonic views to have existed before the ordered universe.
4. Mathematics A dynamical system that has a sensitive dependence on its initial conditions.
5. Obsolete An abyss; a chasm.
[Middle English, formless primordial space, from Latin, from Greek khaos.] cha·ot'ic (-ŏt'ĭk) adj., cha·ot'i·cal·ly adv.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth EditionCopyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

4 comments:

Sandie said...

See it is just 'pre-ordered' universe unto itself :) I like the shot. The light streaming in over the stuff gives it a real 'I could think here' kind of feel.

Nikki said...

I love the shot and the dictionary entry to go with it. I can definitely relate. :-)

SusansPlace said...

Love the desk and wish I had one. I do have drawers and closets that fall into the "chaos" category.

Nice photo of "real" life!

Susan

julieunplugged said...

Great shot. I enjoyed it.