Meaning of ENTROPY in English

ENTROPY

noun (plural -pies) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary 2en- + Greek tropē change, literally, turn, from trepein to turn Date: 1875 a measure of the unavailable energy in a closed thermodynamic system that is also usually considered to be a measure of the system's disorder, that is a property of the system's state, and that varies directly with any reversible change in heat in the system and inversely with the temperature of the system, 2. the degradation of the matter and energy in the universe to an ultimate state of inert uniformity, a process of degradation or running down or a trend to disorder, chaos , disorganization, randomness, entropic adjective entropically adverb

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