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monotonic

[mon-uh-ton-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈtɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or uttered in a monotone:
a monotonic delivery of a lecture.
2.
Mathematics.
  1. (of a function or of a particular set of values of a function) increasing or decreasing.
  2. (of an ordered system of sets) consisting of sets such that each set contains the preceding set or such that each set is contained in the preceding set.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; monotone + -ic
Related forms
monotonically, adverb
Can be confused
monotonic, monotonous.
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  • Any temperature effect is likely non-linear, and may even be non-monotonic.
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In domain theory, a function f : D -> C is monotonic (or monotone) if
for all x,y in D, x <= y => f(x) <= f(y).
("<=" is written in LaTeX as \sqsubseteq).
(1994-11-24)

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