entropy entropy  /ˈɛn trə pi/


  1. (n) (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome
  2. (n) (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work


  1. Over the years, as happens to all magazines, entropy set in and the magazine's look drifted away from distinction.
  2. He would be taking risks, trying to break the entropy of the campaign.
  3. In a universe damned by entropy to gradual dissolution, things sure seem pretty well put together.


  • Krisis: Kimye Baby Name May Not Start With a K

    Forget everything you know. Nothing is sacred. Today Us Weekly increases entropy in the universe by reporting that Kimye's baby's name "definitely does not start with a K, despite all the rumors that have been out." (Like this one.) This is tough to sort out because E! was the first to promulgate ... More »
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

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  1. "There's no state you can go to that is maximal entropy. You can always increase the entropy more by creating a new universe and allowing it to expand and cool off," Carroll explained.
    on Oct 27, 2004 By: Sean Carroll Source: Science Daily (press release)

  2. "The underlying dialectic of human history," writes Rifkin at the beginning, building his platform for the arguments to come, "is the continuous feedback loop between expanding empathy and increasing entropy."
    on Feb 7, 2010 By: Jeremy Rifkin Source: Ottawa Citizen

  3. "My own feeling is that the idea of the Hip-Hop Generation brings together time and race, place and polyculturalism, hot beats and hybridity," Chang writes. "It describes the turn from politics to culture, the process of entropy and...
    on Jan 16, 2009 By: Jeff Chang Source: Columbia Missourian

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