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EtymologyEdit

First coined to serve as an antonym of entropy, substituting its en- element (representing the prepositional prefix ἐν(en), en, “in” in its Ancient Greek etymon ἐντροπία(entropía), entropia, “a turning towards”) with ex- (representing the Ancient Greek ἐξ(ex), ex, “out of”, “from”); because ἐξ(ex) takes the form ἐκ(ek) when prefixed to an element beginning with τ(t), the analogical spelling is ectropy (or, alternatively, ektropy), as if after the Ancient Greek *ἐκτροπία(ektropía, a turning out of).

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extropy

  1. negentropy.

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