Entropy

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Entropy

The level of disorder in a system.

Entropy

Disorder in any system. It is the opposite of efficiency.
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Above the melting temperature, the molecules rapidly rearrange back into the entropically favorable entangled state in the timescale of a typical fiber spinning processes [14].
For the CBT resin, there is no heat generation during polymerization because the polymerization of the resin is entropically driven [13, 14],
Smithson (unlike Eliasson, who has noted the degradation that development is bringing to Iceland's wilds) would have been delighted to see them, just as he would have reveled in the slowmotion movement of this glacial wasteland: monumental glue pours, the world ending entropically in ice.
Along the way he marries a woman who seems his opposite: his raison d'etre--like the city's--is expansion, growth for growth's sake; she exists entropically, sleepily folding farther and farther into herself.
Because the ring-opening polymerization is entropically driven, the reaction is athermal without chemical emission.
With an ever-expanding body of work and the constant circulation of curatorial staff, one can easily envisage the gradual deterioration of his ideas over time: information carried in the bodies of curators and "interpreters" but entropically subject to variation, lapsus, forgetfulness, and the progressive degradations of meaning exemplified in kid's games like "Chinese whispers" or "telephone.