Thanks for the thoughtful reply. Yes, there are many definitions of “order.” Moreover, there is a deeper debate on whether or not order is actually desirable, and, if so, what kind(s)?
This is a key reason why I was drawn to political theory as a discipline. Complex systems allows us to get beyond the whole “order vs. chaos” dichotomy and see them not as opposites but as merely different descriptions of what we see in a system. And it is the “what we see” that is the important clue.