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Meaning & Definition of Entropy in English

English

Entropy

/ɛntrəpi/

noun

1. (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome

  • "The signal contained thousands of bits of information"
    synonym:
  • information
  • ,
  • selective information
  • ,
  • entropy

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"
    synonym:
  • randomness
  • ,
  • entropy
  • ,
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