Definition for CHA'OS

CHA'OS, n. [L. chaos; Gr. χαος.]

  1. That confusion, or confused mass, in which matter is supposed to have existed, before it was separated into its different kinds and reduced to order, by the creating power of God: “Rudis indigestaque moles.” – Ovid.
  2. Any mixed mass, without due form or order; as, a chaos of materials.
  3. Confusion; disorder; a state in which the parts are undistinguished. Donne.

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