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U+71B5, 熵
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-71B5

[U+71B4]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+71B6]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 86, +11, 15 strokes, cangjie input 火卜金月 (FYCB), four-corner 90827, composition)

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Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
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Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (fire) + phonetic  (OC *hljaŋ, quotient)

Coined by Chinese physical scientist Hu Gangfu (胡剛復) in 1923 to translate the concept of entropy in thermodynamics, where (quotient) represents the quotient of heat and temperature, and (fire) represents its relation to thermodynamics.

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Definitions[edit]

  1. entropy (in physics, information theory, etc.)