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entropy

noun en·tro·py \ˈen-trə-pē\
plural en·tro·pies

Definition of ENTROPY

1
:  a measure of the unavailable energy in a closed thermodynamic system that is also usually considered to be a measure of the system's disorder, that is a property of the system's state, and that varies directly with any reversible change in heat in the system and inversely with the temperature of the system; broadly :  the degree of disorder or uncertainty in a system
2
a :  the degradation of the matter and energy in the universe to an ultimate state of inert uniformity
b :  a process of degradation or running down or a trend to disorder
3
en·tro·pic \en-ˈtrō-pik, -ˈträ-pik\ adjective
en·tro·pi·cal·ly \-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of ENTROPY

International Scientific Vocabulary 2en- + Greek tropē change, literally, turn, from trepein to turn
First Known Use: 1875

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

entropy

noun en·tro·py \ˈen-trə-pē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural en·tro·pies

Medical Definition of ENTROPY

:  a measure of the unavailable energy in a closed thermodynamic system that is also usually considered to be a measure of the system's disorder and that is a property of the system's state and is related to it in such a manner that a reversible change in heat in the system produces a change in the measure which varies directly with the heat change and inversely with the absolute temperature at which the change takes place; broadly :  the degree of disorder or uncertainty in a system
en·tro·pic \en-ˈtrōp-ik, -ˈträp-\ adjective
en·tro·pi·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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