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noun (entrop, ies, -)
  1. (context, thermodynamics, countable)
  1. strictly thermodynamic entropy. A measure of the amount of energy in a physical system which cannot be used to do mechanical work.
  2. A measure of the disorder present in a system (now becoming obsolete in chemistry http://www.entropysite.com/).
  3. The capacity factor for thermal energy that is hidden with respect to temperature http://arxiv.org/pdf/physics/0004055.
  4. The dispersal of energy; how much energy is spread out in a process, or how widely spread out it becomes, at a specific temperature. http://www.entropysite.com/students_approach.html
    1. (context, statistics, information theory, countable) A measure of the amount of information and noise present in a signal.
    2. (uncountable) The tendency of a system that is left to itself to descend into chaos.
Translations: 
  • German: Entropie
  • French: entropie
  • Italian: entropia
  • Spanish: entropí­a
    • Ukrainian: ÐнÑÑопÑÑ

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