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Definition 1: (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where entropy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity

Synonyms for entropy in the sense of this definition

(entropy is a kind of ...) any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions

(... is a kind of entropy ) entropy calculated from the probability that a state could be reached by chance alone

(entropy belongs to category ...) the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy

Definition 2: (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where entropy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the signal contained thousands of bits of information

Synonyms for entropy in the sense of this definition

(entropy is a kind of ...) a system of measurement of information based on the probabilities of the events that convey information

(entropy belongs to category ...) the discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.)

"communications is his major field of study"

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