1. of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value;
[syn: monotonic, monotone]
2. sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch;
- Example: "the owl's faint monotonous hooting"
[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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) Always increasing or always decreasing, as the value of the independent variable increases; -- of a function. [PJC]