NOUN | attribute | entropy, information, selective information | (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome |
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attribute | entropy, randomness, S | (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work |

Sounds | eh'ntrahpiy | |
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Rhymes | aromatherapy ... zippy: 84 rhymes with piy... |

Meaning | (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome. | |
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Synonyms | information, selective information | |

Category | communications, communication theory | The discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.) |

Broader | information measure | A system of measurement of information based on the probabilities of the events that convey information |

Meaning | (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work. | |
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Example | "entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity" | |

Synonyms | randomness, S | |

Category | thermodynamics | The branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy |

Narrower | conformational entropy | entropy calculated from the probability that a state could be reached by chance alone |

Broader | physical property | Any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions |

Spanish | aleatoriedad, entropía | |

Catalan | entropia | |

Adjectives | isentropic | with unchanging entropy |

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