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- adj. of or using the Greek system of diacritics which discards the breathings and employs a single accent to indicate stress.
- adj. said of a function that either never decreases or never increases as its independent variable increases.
- adj. Uttered in a monotone; monotonous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or uttered in, a monotone; monotonous.
- adj. Always increasing or always decreasing, as the value of the independent variable increases; -- of a function.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a monotone; uttered in a monotone; also, capable of producing but a single tone, as a drum.
- Homogeneous; in marine zoölogy an aggregation of organisms is said to be monotonic if some one species, genus, or family forms more than one half of the total volume.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value
- adj. sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
The fundamental flaw is looking at temperature changes as "monotonic" that is, inexorably heading upward.
Prior to last week, I was always getting unsteady again before bedtime, so this still feels like progress, though obviously not monotonic progress.
John Simm chewed up the scenery again and the writers had the courtesy and clarity to draw him not as a monotonic evil character but as someone deserving of at least a modicum of sympathy, from the viewers as well as from the Doctor.
I propose a continuous tax as an infinitely differentiable monotonic curve over the open set domain (0, inf) with a range of (0,1), where total taxes owed is simply and elegantly calculated by integrating the CONTINUOUS TAX-RATE from 0 to x (x being income)
I also think that there are certain kinds of intelligence, its not a monotonic scale.
No one should expect global climate change to be monotonic, with each year warmer than the last.
It seems to me that the relationship is almost monotonic, with the only prolonged exceptions being Russia and much of East Asia under communism.
Imagine a simple monotonic progression: fifty thousand, … eight thousand, … nineteen hundred, … three hundred, … ninety-two, … twelve, … five, … one, zero.
In light of the monotonic progression point, the former certainly makes sense.
"Venus In Furs" in all its monotonic glory. ♫ blip. fm/~3tzyn #
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