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In statistical mechanics, entropy is an extensive property of a thermodynamic system. It is closely related to the number Template:Math of microscopic configurations (known as microstates) that are consistent with the macroscopic quantities that characterize the system (such as its volume, pressure and temperature). Entropy expresses the number Template:Math of different configurations that a system defined by macroscopic variables could assume.

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