Definition of extropy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈekstrəpē/


The pseudoscientific principle that life will expand indefinitely and in an orderly, progressive way throughout the entire universe by the means of human intelligence and technology.
Example sentences
  • The Principles of Extropy first took shape in the late 1980s to outline an alternative lens through which to view the emerging and unprecedented opportunities, challenges, and dangers.
  • Extropy means designing and managing technologies not as ends in themselves but as effective means for improving life.



Pronunciation: /ekˈstrōpēən/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Another definition is used by extropians, who say it denotes ‘the singular time when technological development will be at its fastest.’
  • The extropians, transhumanists and futurists have joined the fray and they are being aided by the likes of the Institute for Accelerating Change in Los Angeles.
  • I've been browsing transhumanist and extropian websites a bit today, mainly inspired by reading Warren Ellis columns, as these seem to be things Warren Ellis likes a lot.


1980s: from ex-1 'out' + a shortened form of entropy.

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Syllabification: ex·tro·py

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