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entropy

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noun en·tro·py \ˈen-trə-pē\

Medical Definition of entropy

plural entropies

  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 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

entropic \en-ˈtrōp-ik, -ˈträp-\play play adjective
entropically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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