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chaotics (uncountable)

  1. (literature) A recent branch of literary and cultural studies based on chaos theory and the inherent structure of apparently chaotic systems.
    • 1999, Hans C. Werner, Literary texts as nonlinear patterns
      As I see it, chaotics represents more of a general outlook, a set of ideas describing the world, including literary texts, in ways used in a number of different disciplines.
    • 2000, Gordon Slethaug, Beautiful Chaos, page xii:
      The very process of discovering chaotics and overturning established views of science and systems chimes with the emphasis in literature of the day on uncertainty and indeterminacy, free play of the signifier, and rewritings of various sorts.