- The tendency of all matter and energy in the universe — including all systems, societies, etc. — to change toward a state of disorder or randomness. The works of earth artists — Robert Smithson (American, 1938-1973), for example — reflect an interest in the concept of entropy. Related to this is the use of the term in information theory, where entropy is a measure of the apparent disorder of a system, so that the more there is known about it, the less entropy it seems to have. In this vein, entropy is understood as the number of possibilities, which decreases as knowledge grows. Also see chaos, composition, interdisciplinary, and order.
Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.
Look at other dictionaries:
Entropy — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Entropy es una red Peer to peer descentralizada similar a la Freenet o a la GNUnet y que busca el anonimato de sus usuarios. El programa (que también se llama igual) que la mantiene está escrito en lenguaje C y no en … Wikipedia Español
Entropy — En tro*py, n. [Gr. ? a turning in; ? in + ? a turn, fr. ? to turn.] (Thermodynamics) A certain property of a body, expressed as a measurable quantity, such that when there is no communication of heat the quantity remains constant, but when heat… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Entropy ry — is a non profit student organization for the advancement of electronic music culture at the Helsinki University of Technology. Founded in 1993 it is the oldest active organization of its kind in the Helsinki metropolitan area and one of the… … Wikipedia
entropy — [en′trə pē] n. [Ger entropie, arbitrary use (by R. J. E. Clausius, 1822 88, Ger physicist) of Gr entropē, a turning toward, as if < Ger en(ergie), ENERGY + Gr tropē, a turning: see TROPE] 1. a thermodynamic measure of the amount of energy… … English World dictionary
Entropy — és una red P2P(Peer to peer) descentralizada similar a la Freenet o a la GNUnet y que busca el anonimato de sus usuarios. El programa(que también se llama igual) que la mantiene está escrito en lenguaje C y no en Java como su antecesor Freenet.… … Enciclopedia Universal
entropy — 1868, from Ger. Entropie measure of the disorder of a system, coined 1865 (on analogy of Energie) by German physicist Rudolph Clausius (1822 1888) from Gk. entropia a turning toward, from en in (see EN (Cf. en ) (2)) + trope a turning (see TROPE… … Etymology dictionary
entropy — [n] deterioration breakup, collapse, decay, decline, degeneration, destruction, falling apart, worsening; concepts 230,698 … New thesaurus
entropy — ► NOUN Physics ▪ a thermodynamic quantity expressing the unavailability of a system s thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work, often interpreted as the degree of disorder or randomness in the system. DERIVATIVES entropic adjective.… … English terms dictionary
Entropy — This article is about entropy in thermodynamics. For entropy in information theory, see Entropy (information theory). For a comparison of entropy in information theory with entropy in thermodynamics, see Entropy in thermodynamics and information… … Wikipedia
entropy — entropic /en troh pik, trop ik/, adj. entropically, adv. /en treuh pee/, n. 1. Thermodynam. a. (on a macroscopic scale) a function of thermodynamic variables, as temperature, pressure, or composition, that is a measure of the energy that is not… … Universalium
Entropy — A mathematical measurement of the degree of uncertainty of a random variable. Entropy in this sense is essentially a measure of randomness. It is typically used by financial analysts and market technicians to determine the chances of a specific… … Investment dictionary