chaos theory


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chaos theory

n.
Any of various general mathematical theories of chaotic dynamical systems, such as the complex or nonlinear systems found in weather patterns, ecosystems, economic markets, and biological systems.

chaos theory

n
(Mathematics) a theory, applied in various branches of science, that apparently random phenomena have underlying order
Translations

chaos theory

nteoria del caos
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