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noun. ['ˈɛntrəpi'] (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work.
- physical property
Rhymes with Entropy
How do you pronounce entropy?
Pronounce entropy as ˈɛntrəpi.
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Sentences with entropy
A chunk of ice has low entropy because its molecules are frozen in place.
2. Noun, singular or mass
If the change in entropy is negative, energy has been given off.
3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The more microstates, or ways of ordering a system, the more entropy the system has.
Most entropy calculations deal with entropy differences between systems or states of systems.
Quotes about entropy
1. Venice is the perfect place for a phase of art to die. No other city on earth embraces entropy quite like this magical floating mall.
- Jerry Saltz
2. There are two ways to look at life. The first view is that nothing stays the same and that nothing is inherently connected, and that the only driving force in anyone's life is entropy. The second is that everything pretty much stays the same (more or less) and that everything is completely connected, even if we don't realize it.
- Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
noun. ['ˈɛntrəpi'] (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome.
- information measure