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MONOTONIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does monotonic mean? 

MONOTONIC (adjective)
  The adjective MONOTONIC has 2 senses:

1. of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value
2. sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch

  Familiarity information: MONOTONIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MONOTONIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value

Synonyms:

monotone; monotonic

Similar:

decreasing monotonic (consistently decreasing)

increasing monotonic (consistently increasing)

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)

Antonym:

nonmonotonic (not monotonic)


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Meaning:

Sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch

Synonyms:

monotone; monotonic; monotonous; flat

Context example:

the owl's faint monotonous hooting

Similar:

unmodulated (characterized by lack of variation in pitch, tone, or volume)


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