Disorganized Thoughts on Entropy

en·tro·py /ˈɛntrəpi / [en-truh-pee] noun

1.

Thermodynamics .

a.

(on a macroscopic scale) a function of thermodynamic variables, as temperature, pressure, or composition, that is a measure of the energy that is not available for work during a thermodynamic process. A closed system evolves toward a state of maximum entropy.

b.

(in statistical mechanics) a measure of the randomness of the microscopic constituents of a thermodynamic system. Symbol: S

2.

(in data transmission and information theory) a measure of the loss of information in a transmitted signal or message.

3.

(in cosmology) a hypothetical tendency for the universe to attain a state of maximum homogeneity in which all matter is at a uniform temperature (heat death).

4.

a doctrine of inevitable social decline and degeneration.

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