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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work; (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome.

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  • When it reaches that state, maximum entropy is achieved.
  • This entropy is useful for all your random number needs.
  • The use of the terms entropy and disorder have been bandied about in many confusing ways.
  • Just as entropy is only a relative background effect, it is also not all that there is to reality. for more
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