- (on a macroscopic scale) a function of thermodynamic variables, astemperature, pressure, or composition,
- that is a measure of theenergy that is not available for work during a thermodynamicprocess.
- A closed system evolves toward a state of maximumentropy.
- (in statistical mechanics) a measure of the randomness of themicroscopic constituents of a thermodynamic system. Symbol: S.
(in data transmission and information theory) a measure of the lossof information in a transmitted signal or message.
(in cosmology) a hypothetical tendency for the universe to attain astate of maximum homogeneity in which all matter is at a uniformtemperature (heat death)
a doctrine of inevitable social decline and degeneration.
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