monotonic

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μονότονος (monótonos, monotone) +‎ -ικός (-ikós, -ic).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌmɒnəˈtɒnɪk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌmɑnəˈtɑnɪk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒnɪk

AdjectiveEdit

monotonic (not comparable)

  1. of or using the Greek system of diacritics which discards the breathings and employs a single accent to indicate stress. It replaced polytonic system in 1982.
  2. (mathematics) said of a function that either never decreases or never increases as its independent variable increases.
  3. Uttered in a monotone; monotonous.

Usage notesEdit

Not to be confused with the similar sounding monatomic.

AntonymsEdit

  • (using Greek system of diacritics): polytonic

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