Meaning of ENTROPY in English

[ 'ɛntrəpi ]

■ noun

1》 Physics a thermodynamic quantity representing the unavailability of a system's thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work, often interpreted as the degree of disorder or randomness in the system.

2》 (in information theory) a logarithmic measure of the rate of transfer of information in a particular message or language.


entropic -'trɒpɪk adjective

entropically adverb


C19: from en- 2 + Gk tropē 'transformation'.

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