how to pronounce entropy


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entropy is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of entropy in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… even reversed entropy and cured death …”

meanings of entropy


  1. A measure of the disorder present in a system.
  2. The tendency of a system that is left to itself to descend into chaos.
  3. Strictly thermodynamic entropy. A measure of the amount of energy in a physical system that cannot be used to do work.
  4. The dispersal of energy; how much energy is spread out in a process, or how widely spread out it becomes, at a specific temperature.
  5. A measure of the amount of information and noise present in a signal.
  6. (thermodynamics, countable).
  7. The capacity factor for thermal energy that is hidden with respect to temperature .

entropy frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word entropy occurs in english on average 2.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics entropy can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that entropy can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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