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ENTROPY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does entropy mean? 

ENTROPY (noun)
  The noun ENTROPY has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: ENTROPY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENTROPY (noun)


Sense 1entropy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

entropy; selective information; information

Context example:

the signal contained thousands of bits of information

Hypernyms ("entropy" is a kind of...):

information measure (a system of measurement of information based on the probabilities of the events that convey information)

Domain category:

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


Sense 2entropy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

randomness; entropy; S

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("entropy" is a kind of...):

physical property (a property used to characterize physical objects)

Domain category:

thermodynamics (the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "entropy"):

conformational entropy (entropy calculated from the probability that a state could be reached by chance alone)


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