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Entropy, in thermodynamics, is a measure of the unavailability of a system’s energy to do work.

Entropy may also refer to:

- Entropy (classical thermodynamics), the macroscopic approach to thermodynamic entropy
- Entropy (statistical thermodynamics), the microscopic approach to thermodynamic entropy
- Gibbs entropy, statistical entropy of a thermodynamic system
- Boltzmann entropy, an approximation to Gibbs entropy
- Tsallis entropy, a generalization of Boltzmann-Gibbs entropy
- von Neumann entropy, entropy of a quantum-mechanical system
- Entropy (order and disorder)
- History of entropy
- Introduction to entropy

- Entropy (information theory) (Shannon entropy), a measure of the amount of information contained in a message
- Entropy encoding, data compression strategies
- Rényi entropy, a family of diversity measures used to define fractal dimensions
- Entropy (anonymous data store), a computer network designed to be resistant to censorship
- Entropy (computing), an indicator of the number of random bits available to seed cryptography systems
- Entropy (package manager), a Sabayon Linux package manager
- Entropy in thermodynamics and information theory, exploring the relationship between thermodynamic & information entropy.

- Kolmogorov–Sinai entropy, the rate of information generation by a measure-preserving dynamical system
- Topological entropy, a measure of exponential growth in the number of distinguishable orbits of a dynamical system
- Volume entropy, a Riemannian invariant measuring the exponential rate of volume growth of a Riemannian metric

- Entropy (album), an album by Anathallo and Javelins
- Entropy (Hip Hop Reconstruction from the Ground up), a hip-hop suite by DJ Shadow and the Groove Robbers
- Entropy ry, a student organization for electronic music at Helsinki University of Technology
- "Entropy", a song by Bad Religion on Against the Grain
- "Entropy", a song by VNV Nation on Matter + Form
- "Entropy", a song by Moxy Früvous on The 'b' Album
- "Entropy", a song by MC Hawking

- Entropy (board game)
- "Entropy" (Buffy episode)
- Entropy (film), a 1999 film by Phil Joanou
- "Entropy", a 1960 short story by Thomas Pynchon
- Entropy: A New World View, a book by Jeremy Rifkin and Ted Howard

- Entropy (anesthesiology), a measure of a patient's cortical function
- Entropy (package manager), a Sabayon Linux package manager
- Entropy and life
- Social entropy, a measure of the natural decay within a social system

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