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
monotonicallyplay \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
monotonicityplay \ˌmä-nə-tō-ˈni-sə-tē\ noun
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Gupta embeds those monotonic relationships in sprawling databases called interpolated lookup tables.
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