Never ceases to amaze me how we’re always fighting entropy as soon as the kids arrive.
1868, from Ger. Entropie “measure of the disorder of a system,” coined 1865 (on analogy of Energie) by German physicist Rudolph Clausius (1822-1888) from Gk. entropia “a turning toward,” from en “in” + trope “a turning”. Related: Entropic.
(in data transmission and information theory) a measure of the loss of information in a transmitted signal or message.
a doctrine of inevitable social decline and degeneration.