Chaos vs Anarchy - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between chaos and anarchy
is that chaos
is (obsolete) a vast chasm or abyss while anarchy
is (uncountable) the state of a society being without authorities or an authoritative governing body.
(obsolete) A vast chasm or abyss.
The unordered state of matter in classical accounts of cosmogony
Any state of disorder, any confused or amorphous mixture or conglomeration.
(obsolete, rare) A given medium; a space in which something exists or lives; an environment.
(mathematics) Behaviour of iterative non-linear systems in which arbitrarily small variations in initial conditions become magnified over time.
(fantasy) One of the two metaphysical forces of the world in some fantasy settings, as opposed to law.
- What is the centre of the earth? is it pure element only, as Aristotle decrees, inhabited (as Paracelsus thinks) with creatures whose chaos is the earth: or with fairies, as the woods and waters (according to him) are with nymphs, or as the air with spirits?
* (classical cosmogony) cosmos
* (state of disorder) order
(terms derived from chaos)
* chaos theory
* controlled chaos
(uncountable) The state of a society being without authorities or an authoritative governing body.
(uncountable) Anarchism]]; the political theory that a community is best [[organize, organized by the voluntary cooperation of individuals, rather than by a government, which is regarded as being coercive by nature.
(countable) A chaotic and confusing absence of any form of political authority or government.
Confusion in general; disorder.
* (confusion or misunderstanding in general
) Anarchists feel it is inappropriate to use anarchy
to mean “a state of chaos or confusion”. However, this has historically been a common use of the word.
* (English Citations of "anarchy"
* (all senses) nonanarchy (rare)
* (disorder) order