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entropy meaning and definition

Definition and meaning of entropy at MeaningMonkey.org. entropy meaning and definition in the English Dictionary.


Definition of entropy (noun)

  1. (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome
  2. (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"
    • synonyms: randomness, S
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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