Entropy in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Entropy

(thermodynamics, countable) | (statistics, information theory, countable) A measure of the amount of information and noise present in a signal. | (uncountable) The tendency of a system that is left to itself to descend into chaos.

Short Example Sentences for Entropy

  • 1. The entropy of a thermally isolated system continues to increase incessantly. 🔊
  • 2. Clausius formulates it as "The entropy of the world tends toward a maximum. 🔊

How to use Entropy in Sentences?

  • 1. The change of entropy is, properly speaking, the most characteristic fact of a thermal change. 🔊
  • 2. In chemical reactions, for example, the entropy increases without the substances borrowing any heat. 🔊
  • 3. It was therefore, in all strictness, impossible to calculate the entropy of a solution, and consequently to be certain of the value of the thermodynamic potential. 🔊
  • 4. We thus come to conceive that a physical phenomenon cannot be considered known to us if the variation of entropy is not given, as are the variations of temperature and of pressure or the exchanges of heat. 🔊
  • 5. When a perfect gas dilates in a vacuum its entropy increases, and yet the temperature does not change, and the gas has neither been able to give nor receive heat. 🔊