Entropy

Entropy,

Definition of Entropy:

  1. Lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.

  2. (in information theory) a logarithmic measure of the rate of transfer of information in a particular message or language.

  3. A thermodynamic quantity representing the unavailability of a systems thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work, often interpreted as the degree of disorder or randomness in the system.

  4. Entropy has long been a source of study and debate by market analysts and traders. It is used in quantitative analysis and can help predict the probability that a security will move in a certain direction or according to a certain pattern. Volatile securities have greater entropy than stable ones that remain relatively constant in price. The concept of entropy is explored in "A Random Walk Down Wall Street.".

  5. Entropy is a measure of randomness. Much like the concept of infinity, entropy is used to help model and represent the degree of uncertainty of a random variable. It is used by financial analysts and market technicians to determine the chances of a specific type of behavior by a security or market.

  6. The measure of the level of disorder in a closed but changing system, a system in which energy can only be transferred in one direction from an ordered state to a disordered state. Higher the entropy, higher the disorder and lower the availability of the systems energy to do useful work. Although the concept of entropy originated in thermodynamics (as the 2nd law) and statistical mechanics, it has found applications in a myriad of subjects such as communications, economics, information science and technology, linguistics, and music. In day-to-day life it manifests in the state of chaos in a household or office when effort is not made to keep things in order.

Synonyms of Entropy

Disorder, Disarray, Disorganization, Disorderliness, Untidiness, Chaos, Mayhem, Bedlam, Pandemonium, Madness, Havoc, Turmoil, Tumult, Commotion, Disruption, Upheaval, Furore, Frenzy, Uproar, Babel, Hurly-burly, Maelstrom, Muddle, Mess, Shambles, EDP, Abeyance, Aloofness, Amorphia, Amorphism, Amorphousness, Anarchy, Apathy, Bit, Blurriness, Catalepsy, Catatonia, Channel, Chaos, Communication explosion, Communication theory, Confusion, Data retrieval, Data storage, Deadliness, Deathliness, Decoding, Derangement, Diffusion, Disarrangement, Disarray, Disarticulation, Discomfiture, Discomposure, Disconcertedness, Discontinuity, Discreteness, Disharmony, Dishevelment, Disintegration, Disjunction, Dislocation, Disorder, Disorderliness, Disorganization, Dispersal, Dispersion, Disproportion, Disruption, Dissolution, Disturbance, Dormancy, Electronic data processing, Encoding, Formlessness, Fuzziness, Haphazardness, Haziness, Incoherence, Inconsistency, Indecisiveness, Indefiniteness, Indeterminateness, Indifference, Indiscriminateness, Indolence, Inertia, Inertness, Information explosion, Information theory, Inharmonious harmony, Irregularity, Languor, Latency, Lotus-eating, Messiness, Mistiness, Most admired disorder, Noise, Nonadhesion, Noncohesion, Nonsymmetry, Nonuniformity, Obscurity, Orderlessness, Passiveness, Passivity, Perturbation, Promiscuity, Promiscuousness, Randomness, Redundancy, Scattering, Separateness, Shapelessness, Signal, Stagnancy, Stagnation, Stasis, Suspense, Torpor, Turbulence, Unadherence, Unadhesiveness, Unclearness, Unsymmetry, Untenacity, Ununiformity, Upset, Vagueness, Vegetation, Vis inertiae

How to use Entropy in a sentence?

  1. In science class, we learned how a star collapsing into a black hole is due to it succumbing to entropy .
  2. Entropy has long been a source of study and debate by market analysts and traders. It is used in quantitative analysis and can help predict the probability that a security will move in a certain direction or according to a certain pattern.
  3. Charles had a strong fear of change and a strong aversion to any alteration in his routine, so he had a hard time when his philosophy class began discussing entropy .
  4. A marketplace where entropy reigns supreme.
  5. The second law of thermodynamics says that entropy always increases with time.
  6. Entropy is a measure of randomness. Much like the concept of infinity, entropy is used to help model and represent the degree of uncertainty of a random variable.
  7. These functions range from simple bookkeeping tasks to serious number-crunching algorithms such as deconvolution, maximum entropy, Fourier transforms and more.
  8. Since the universe was born and lives in an extremely chaotic state, it is thought that once that entropy ceases to exist so will the universe.
  9. Entropy is used by financial analysts and market technicians to determine the chances of a specific type of behavior by a security or market.

Meaning of Entropy & Entropy Definition