[syn: flat, monotone, monotonic, monotonous]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
2. (Math.) Always increasing or always decreasing, as the
value of the independent variable increases; -- of a
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and
never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never
increasing in value [syn: monotonic, monotone] [ant:
2: sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch; "the owl's
faint monotonous hooting" [syn: flat, monotone,
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
In domain theory, a function f : D -> C is monotonic (or
for all x,y in D, x <= y => f(x) <= f(y).
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