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  Definition of entropy
  1. (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work; "entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity"
  2. (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome; "the signal contained thousands of bits of information"
Similar Words: randomness, S, information, selective information

 

Hyponyms: conformational entropy

 

Language Translations:
Finnish: entropia   French: entropie  
German: Entropie   Greek: Εντροπία  
Interlingua: entropia   Italian: entropia  
Japanese: エントロピー   Latin: entropia  
Portuguese: entropia   Russian: Энтропия  
Spanish: entropía   Ukrainian: Ентропія  
 
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