Definition of negentropic in English:

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negentropic

Pronunciation: /ˌneɡənˈträpik/

adjective

Physics
Of or characterized by a reduction in entropy (and corresponding increase in order).
Example sentences
  • In the following period of evolution, which can last several hundred or even thousand ka, soils degrade in regard to nutrient supply but species diversity keeps increasing for negentropic reasons.
  • The effectiveness of these negentropic processes is further enhanced by most efficient entropy fluxes related to the transpiration and nocturnal respiration of plants.
  • It is a negentropic force that, while not the inverse of entropy, counteracts entropy by generating new states of order and higher complexity in the universe.

Derivatives

negentropy

Pronunciation: /neɡˈentrəpē/
noun
Example sentences
  • In other words they provide a sudden increase in free energy or negentropy that dissipates unevenly through the formation of systems that feed off negative entropy - life.
  • So, we start with a fuzzy conception that ‘entropy is disorder, information is order’; we add the existence of the term negentropy for ‘negative entropy’, identified by Schrödinger as ‘what an organism feeds upon’.
  • The traditional view of the Net of Religion - as an attempt at complete organization and categorization - is in keeping with current views on both entropy and negentropy.

Origin

1950s (as negentropy): from negative + entropic (see entropy).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: neg·en·trop·ic

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