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monotonic

[ mon-uh-ton-ik ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈtɒn ɪk /
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adjective
of, relating to, or uttered in a monotone: a monotonic delivery of a lecture.
Mathematics.
  1. (of a function or sequence) either consistently increasing in value and never decreasing, or consistently decreasing in value and never increasing: A monotonic sequence can either converge or diverge, but it can never oscillate.
  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.
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Origin of monotonic

First recorded in 1790–1800; monotone + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM monotonic

mon·o·ton·i·cal·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH monotonic

monotonic , monotonous
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