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noun en·tro·py \ˈen-trə-pē\
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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