mono·​ton·​ic | \ ˌmä-nə-ˈtä-nik How to pronounce monotonic (audio) \

Definition of monotonic

1 : characterized by the use of or uttered in a monotone She recited the poem in a monotonic voice.
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

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Other Words from monotonic

monotonically \ ˌmä-​nə-​ˈtä-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce monotonically (audio) \ adverb
monotonicity \ ˌmä-​nə-​tō-​ˈni-​sə-​tē How to pronounce monotonicity (audio) \ noun

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Gupta embeds those monotonic relationships in sprawling databases called interpolated lookup tables. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "How AI detectives are cracking open the black box of deep learning," 6 July 2017

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First Known Use of monotonic

1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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