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  • noun informal, physics The result of the second law of thermodynamics in which the entropy of the universe steadily increases until thermal equilibrium is reached, energy is uniformly dispersed, and no life exists.


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  • Science fiction author Stephen Baxter's descriptions of this state are vivid and trenchant. Can't remember the book(s) they were in, though.

    March 23, 2013