monotonic

[ mon-uh-ton-ik ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈtɒn ɪk /

adjective

of, relating to, or uttered in a monotone: a monotonic delivery of a lecture.
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.

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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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