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entropy en·tro·py (ěn'trə-pē)

  1. For a closed thermodynamic system, a quantitative measure of the amount of thermal energy not available to do work.

  2. A measure of the disorder or randomness in a closed system.

en·tro'pic (ěn-trō'pĭk, -trŏp'ĭk) adj.
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