1. [ noun ] (thermodynamics) a measure of the amount of energy in a system that is available for doing work; entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity
Synonyms: randomness s
Related terms: ectropy physical_property physical_phenomenon conformational_entropy thermodynamics
2. [ noun ] (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome
Synonyms: information selective_information

"the signal contained thousands of bits of information"

Related terms: measure information_measure communication_theory
Similar spelling:   entry