second law of thermodynamics

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Noun1.second law of thermodynamics - a law stating that mechanical work can be derived from a body only when that body interacts with another at a lower temperature; any spontaneous process results in an increase of entropy
law of thermodynamics - (physics) a law governing the relations between states of energy in a closed system
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One example is Romanian-American mathematician, statistician, and economist Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, who recommends an economic outlook based on physics' second law of thermodynamics, also known as the law of entropy.
A retreat is a deliberate reversal of direction, whereas a decline is an irresistible and irreversible process, like the law of entropy, independent of human agency.
The law of entropy, steadily drawing existence into disorder, has no more regard for reified human ideals than for any other objects in the wide expanse of the universe.