Science / Chemistry / Second Law: The second law states that every spontaneous process causes a net increase in the entropy of the universe. Many alternative statements are possible, including: Heat cannot be converted to work via an isothermal cycle. Heat cannot be converted to work with 100% efficiency. Heat cannot flow from a cold object to a warmer object without doing outside work.
Law Noun Synonyms: principle, proposition, theory, theorem, formula, axiom, deduction, corollary, postulate, conclusion, inference
Law Verb Synonyms: rule, regulation, ordinance, statute, act, enactment, by-law, measure, edict, decree, order, directive, injunction, command, commandment, canon, mandate, ukase
Second Noun Synonyms: alternate, other
Second Verb Synonyms: moment, instant, flash, minute, twinkling or wink or bat (of an eye), split second, sec, jiffy, two shakes (of a lamb's tail), tick, half a mo
Second Adjective Synonyms: subsequent, following, next
Entertainment / Literature / Asimovs Three Laws Of Robotics: Science fiction author Isaac Asimov originally posited Asimov's three laws in his short stories collected in I, Robot. These laws were mathematical limitations or hardwired parameters for robotic beha MORE
Life Style / Wine / Second Wine: The introduction of second wines - primarily in Bordeaux - was an important step in improving quality. The second wine allows the best grapes to be used for the first wine - the grand vin - whereas th MORE