of, pertaining to, or uttered in a monotone: a monotonic delivery of a lecture.
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Mathematics.
a.
(of a function or of a particular set of values of a function) increasing or decreasing.
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(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.
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)