monotonic


mono·ton·ic

adjective \ˌmä-nə-ˈtä-nik\

Definition of MONOTONIC

1
:  characterized by the use of or uttered in a monotone
2
:  having the property either of never increasing or of never decreasing as the values of the independent variable or the subscripts of the terms increase
mono·ton·i·cal·ly \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
mono·to·nic·i·ty \ˌmä-nə-tō-ˈni-sə-tē\ noun

First Known Use of MONOTONIC

1797

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile

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