chaos theory

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a theory stating that when a system is sensitive to small differences in initial values, the future behaviour of that system may be unpredictable

Economics

  • noun the theory describing how, when a system is sensitive to small differences in initial values, the future behaviour of that system may become unpredictable

Media Studies

  • noun the idea that although many natural systems are apparently based on rules and laws, they are prone to wild, seemingly random, changes in response to the tiniest change in conditions
http://www.dictionarycentral.com/definition/chaos-theory.html