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War vs. Chaos — What's the Difference?

War vs. Chaos — What's the Difference?

Difference Between War and Chaos

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War

War is an intense armed conflict between states, governments, societies, or paramilitary groups such as mercenaries, insurgents, and militias. It is generally characterized by extreme violence, aggression, destruction, and mortality, using regular or irregular military forces.

Chaos

Complete disorder and confusion
Snow caused chaos in the region

War

A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nations, states, or parties.

Chaos

A condition or place of great disorder or confusion.

War

The period of such conflict.
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Chaos

A disorderly mass; a jumble
The desk was a chaos of papers and unopened letters.

War

The techniques and procedures of war; military science.

Chaos

Often Chaos The disordered state of unformed matter and infinite space supposed in some cosmogonic views to have existed before the ordered universe.

War

A condition of active antagonism or contention
A war of words.
A price war.

Chaos

Chaos theory.

War

A concerted effort or campaign to combat or put an end to something considered injurious
The war against acid rain.

Chaos

(Mathematics) A dynamical system that has a sensitive dependence on its initial conditions.

War

To wage or carry on warfare.

Chaos

(Obsolete) An abyss; a chasm.

War

To be in a state of hostility or rivalry; contend.

Chaos

The unordered state of matter in classical accounts of cosmogony.

War

(uncountable) Organized, large-scale, armed conflict between countries or between national, ethnic, or other sizeable groups, usually but not always involving active engagement of military forces.

Chaos

Any state of disorder; a confused or amorphous mixture or conglomeration.

War

(countable) A particular conflict of this kind.

Chaos

(mathematics) A behaviour of iterative non-linear systems in which arbitrarily small variations in initial conditions become magnified over time.

War

Protracted armed conflict against irregular forces, particularly groups considered terrorists.

Chaos

(fantasy) One of the two metaphysical forces of the world in some fantasy settings, as opposed to law.

War

Protracted conflict, particularly

Chaos

(obsolete) A vast chasm or abyss.

War

Campaigns against various social problems.

Chaos

A given medium; a space in which something exists or lives; an environment.

War

(business) A protracted instance of fierce competition in trade.

Chaos

An empty, immeasurable space; a yawning chasm.
Between us and there is fixed a great chaos.

War

(crime) A prolonged conflict between two groups of organized criminals, usually over organizational or territorial control.

Chaos

The confused, unorganized condition or mass of matter before the creation of distinct and orderly forms.

War

(Internet) An argument between two or more people with opposing opinions on a topic or issue.
Flame war... edit war...

Chaos

Any confused or disordered collection or state of things; a confused mixture; confusion; disorder.

War

An assembly of weapons; instruments of war.

Chaos

A state of extreme confusion and disorder

War

(obsolete) Armed forces.

Chaos

The formless and disordered state of matter before the creation of the cosmos

War

Any of a family of card games where all cards are dealt at the beginning of play and players attempt to capture them all, typically involving no skill and only serving to kill time.

Chaos

(Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe

War

(intransitive) To engage in conflict (may be followed by "with" to specify the foe).

Chaos

(physics) a dynamical system that is extremely sensitive to its initial conditions

War

(transitive) To carry on, as a contest; to wage.

War

Ware; aware.

War

A contest between nations or states, carried on by force, whether for defence, for revenging insults and redressing wrongs, for the extension of commerce, for the acquisition of territory, for obtaining and establishing the superiority and dominion of one over the other, or for any other purpose; armed conflict of sovereign powers; declared and open hostilities.
Men will ever distinguish war from mere bloodshed.

War

A condition of belligerency to be maintained by physical force. In this sense, levying war against the sovereign authority is treason.

War

Instruments of war.
His complement of stores, and total war.

War

Forces; army.
On their embattled ranks the waves return,And overwhelm their war.

War

The profession of arms; the art of war.
Thou art but a youth, and he is a man of war from his youth.

War

A state of opposition or contest; an act of opposition; an inimical contest, act, or action; enmity; hostility.
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart.

War

To make war; to invade or attack a state or nation with force of arms; to carry on hostilities; to be in a state by violence.
Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it.
Why should I war without the walls of Troy?
Our countrymen were warring on that day!

War

To contend; to strive violently; to fight.

War

To make war upon; to fight.
To war the Scot, and borders to defend.

War

To carry on, as a contest; to wage.
That thou . . . mightest war a good warfare.

War

The waging of armed conflict against an enemy;
Thousands of people were killed in the war

War

A legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply;
War was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

War

An active struggle between competing entities;
A price war
A war of wits
Diplomatic warfare

War

A concerted campaign to end something that is injurious;
The war on poverty
The war against crime

War

Make or wage war

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