butterfly effect


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butterfly effect

[′bəd·ər‚flī i‚fekt]
(physics)
In a chaotic system, the ability of miniscule changes in initial conditions (such as the flap of a butterfly's wings) to have far-reaching, large-scale effects on the development of the system (such as the course of weather a continent away).
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The butterfly effect of Kits change in cafeteria seating seriously upsets the high school social dynamics.
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In the final analysis, Coleridge's life-in-death is about the two wings of the so-called butterfly effect, as surprising as this conclusion might seem at first sight.