Chaos or CHAOS may refer to:

Mythology, philosophy, and religion

Society and politics

Science and mathematics

  • Randomness, a lack of intelligible pattern or combination
  • Chaos theory, a branch of mathematics and physics that deals with the behavior of certain nonlinear dynamic systems
  • Chaos (genus), a type of giant amoeba
  • Polynomial chaos, an expansion in probability theory, invented by Norbert Wiener
  • 19521 Chaos, a Trans-Neptunian Kuiper belt object
  • Chaosnet, an early set of network communication protocols


Film and television



Video games

Other entertainment




  • "Die Vorstellung des Chaos" ("The Representation of Chaos"), the instrumental prelude with which the 1797-98 oratorio The Creation by Joseph Haydn begins
  • "Chaos", song by Mutemath from their self-titled debut album
  • "Chaos", song by Skold from Skold
  • "Chaos", song on the album Psyence Fiction by UNKLE
  • "Chaos", song on the album A Fierce Pancake by Stump
  • Chaos A.D., 1993 album and song from Sepultura


  • CHAOS (Linux distribution), a Linux distribution designed for ad hoc computer clustering
  • CHAOS (Linux Clustering), an extension to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution that operates many of the supercomputers
  • U.S.CHAOS is a first-wave hardcore punk band from New Jersey, USA
  • Clandestine Homeland Administration and Oversight Services (CHAOS), from CHAOS (TV series)

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