[ mon-uh-ton-ik-lee ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈtɒn ɪk li /
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in a monotone; without varying the pitch or expression of one’s voice:A bubbly “So I had the job interview!” conveys one thing, while the same words said monotonically and hesitantly convey the opposite.
Mathematics. (of a function or sequence) in such a way as to generate progressively higher or lower values consistently, with no reversal:Show that x3 – 3x2 + 3x + 2 is monotonically increasing in every interval.
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