Maxwell's demon

noun

Definition of Maxwell's demon

: a hypothetical being of intelligence but molecular order of size imagined to illustrate limitations of the second law of thermodynamics

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“Maxwell's demon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Maxwell%27s%20demon. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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