What is the meaning of entropy?


  • Communication theory. ( a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome)
    • usage: "the signal contained thousands of bits of information"
  • Thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work. (
    • usage: "entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity"
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