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    entropy

    entropy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word entropy

    Definition
    (noun) (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome
    Example Sentence
    • the signal contained thousands of bits of information
    Definition
    (noun) (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work
    Synonyms : randomness , s
    Example Sentence
    • entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity
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