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n. pl. en·tro·pies
1. Symbol S For a closed thermodynamic system, a quantitative measure of the amount of thermal energy not available to do work.
2. A measure of the disorder or randomness in a closed system.
3. A measure of the loss of information in a transmitted message.
4. The tendency for all matter and energy in the universe to evolve toward a state of inert uniformity.
5. Inevitable and steady deterioration of a system or society.

[German Entropie : Greek en-, in; see en-2 + Greek tropē, transformation; see trep- in Indo-European roots.]

en·tro′pic (ĕn-trō′pĭk, -trŏp′ĭk) adj.
en·tro′pi·cal·ly adv.


(General Physics) in an entropic manner
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Sriramoju and Padmanabhan [17] indicated the nanoparticles were entropically pushed to the surface in the presence of a substrate, this unusual behavior was caused by the formation of binary aspherical clusters due to the presence of grafted particles.
The entropically favored expulsion of water from the polymer network along with hydrophobic and hydrogen bonding interactions between neighboring polymer chains allow the particles to undergo a large- magnitude volume change.
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They reported using ITC, that the interaction was driven entropically, characterized by a slightly favorable binding enthalpy and a highly favorable entropie contribution.
Entropy decreased with the increment in drying temperature, indicating an increase in the order of the system, which is entropically unfavorable.
The self-assembly of monomers is an entropically favourable process and this happens above the critical micelle concentration (CMC) of the micelles.
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It is potentials-as-differences of the Duchampian body without organs that fascinate Deleuze and Muller; while for Duchamp the bachelor machine is an endless experiment with the myriad possibilities that the Hamlet/ Actor may embrace in his becoming-Hamlet, and the same is true for the Ophelia/Actor, the in-difference intruding entropically on the play as it spins on its (Nietzschean) axis, (46) circling around the fact of both infinite potentials and no choices whatsoever, is an impossible juxtaposition.