entropy

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  • noun

Synonyms for entropy

(communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome

(thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work

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Sorrentino, too, indicates that his own text may be entropically echoing itself.
Students clearly felt a need to find/create new language rather than (apologetically) justifying/expanding traditional language that, almost entropically, remains patriarchal.
Reaction of the olefin with uncomplexed diimide would not then be subject to an entropically unfavorable polymer/ dicopper-diimide complex interaction geometry.
Relatively fast molecular relaxation in the melt or solution state hinders orientation of macromolecules by adopting the entropically favorable random coil conformation.
JJ: But it doesn't entropically expand into incomprehension.
The mechanism of this alteration occurred through a series of interactions between the individual polymer units, resulting in an entropically irreversible reaction that increased nodule size (28).
The incorporation of a large number of water molecules along with the binding is also entropically unfavourable.
But unlike Sarah, Lorenzo is clearly not in control of his art; everything is in process and nothing nears completion, but, rather, entropically falls apart.