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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. A measure of the disorder in a system.
2. The natural tendency of things to decline into disorder.
3. Disorder, randomness, or chaos.
From Greek en- (in) + trope (transformation). Ultimately from the Indo-European root trep- (to turn), which also gave us troubadour, tropic, contrive, and tropism. Earliest documented use: 1868.
“In the more than 15 years since it was decorated by Marc Charbonnet ... the Fox-Pollan residence had gradually become a monument to entropy.”
Jesse Kornbluth; Family Wise; Architectural Digest (Los Angeles); Dec 12, 2012.
See more usage examples of entropy in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:If you pray for rain long enough, it eventually does fall. If you pray for floodwaters to abate, they eventually do. The same happens in the absence of prayers. -Steve Allen, television host, musician, actor, comedian, and writer (1921-2000)