Monotonic
Monotonic Mon`o*ton"ic, Monotonical Mon`o*ton"ic*al, a. 1. Of, pertaining to, or uttered in, a monotone; monotonous. ``Monotonical declamation.'' --Chesterfield. [1913 Webster]

2. (Math.) Always increasing or always decreasing, as the value of the independent variable increases; -- of a function. [PJC]


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  • monotonic — mono·ton·ic …   English syllables

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  • Monotonic function — Monotonicity redirects here. For information on monotonicity as it pertains to voting systems, see monotonicity criterion. Monotonic redirects here. For other uses, see Monotone (disambiguation). Figure 1. A monotonically increasing function (it… …   Wikipedia

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