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entropy

[ en-truh-pee ]SEE DEFINITION OF entropy

Synonyms for entropy

  • breakup
  • collapse
  • decay
  • decline
  • degeneration
  • destruction
  • worsening
  • falling apart
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Antonyms for entropy

  • improvement
  • increase
  • rise
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It is an entropy of history itself, slowly decaying into chaotic repetition.

Fully illustrated and containing eighteen tables, including an entropy chart.

Anyone who prophesies doom has a hundred per cent chance of ultimately being right, if only because of entropy.

The entropy shift must be just right or we'll find ourselves with Hitle and his gang.

Entropy, en′trop-i, n. a term in physics signifying 'the available energy.'

The summation is defined as the increase in entropy between the initial and the final states.

When divided by that temperature the quotient gives the increase of entropy.

All organic life and movement must cease when this maximum of entropy has been reached.

The reader is therefore warned that the proper way to say it is, "the entropy of the universe tends to a maximum."

But this neglected element of the reckoning, or Entropy as it is styled, leads scientific men to an entirely different estimate.

WORD ORIGIN

1868, from German Entropie "measure of the disorder of a system," coined 1865 (on analogy of Energie) by German physicist Rudolph Clausius (1822-1888) from Greek entropia "a turning toward," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + trope "a turning" (see trope). Related: Entropic.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ENTROPY

chaos

nounutter confusion
  • anarchy
  • ataxia
  • bedlam
  • clutter
  • disarray
  • discord
  • disorder
  • disorganization
  • entropy
  • free-for-all
  • holy mess
  • lawlessness
  • misrule
  • mix-up
  • mobocracy
  • muddle
  • pandemonium
  • rat's nest
  • snarl
  • topsy-turviness
  • tumult
  • turmoil
  • unruliness
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