HyperDic: entropy

English > 2 senses of the word entropy:
NOUNattributeentropy, information, selective information(communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome
attributeentropy, randomness, S(thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work
entropy > pronunciation
Soundseh'ntrahpiy
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English > entropy: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaning(communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome.
Synonymsinformation, selective information
Categorycommunications, communication theoryThe discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.)
Broaderinformation measureA system of measurement of information based on the probabilities of the events that convey information
English > entropy: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaning(thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work.
Example"entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity"
Synonymsrandomness, S
CategorythermodynamicsThe branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy
Narrowerconformational entropyentropy calculated from the probability that a state could be reached by chance alone
Broaderphysical propertyAny property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
Spanishaleatoriedad, entropía
Catalanentropia
Adjectivesisentropicwith unchanging entropy

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