from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
- Pertaining to a monotone; uttered in a monotone; also, capable of producing but a single tone, as a drum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of, pertaining to, or uttered in, a monotone; monotonous.
- adjective (Math.) Always increasing or always decreasing, as the value of the independent variable increases; -- of a function.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective of or using the Greek system of
diacriticswhich discards the breathingsand employs a single accent to indicate stress.
- adjective mathematics said of a function that either never decreases or never increases as its
- adjective Uttered in a
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value
- adjective sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
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The fundamental flaw is looking at temperature changes as "monotonic" that is, inexorably heading upward.
I also think that there are certain kinds of intelligence, its not a monotonic scale.
In light of the monotonic progression point, the former certainly makes sense.
"Venus In Furs" in all its monotonic glory. ♫ blip. fm/~3tzyn #
Imagine a simple monotonic progression: fifty thousand, … eight thousand, … nineteen hundred, … three hundred, … ninety-two, … twelve, … five, … one, zero.
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)
Prior to last week, I was always getting unsteady again before bedtime, so this still feels like progress, though obviously not monotonic progress.
No one should expect global climate change to be monotonic, with each year warmer than the last.
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.
It seems to me that the relationship is almost monotonic, with the only prolonged exceptions being Russia and much of East Asia under communism.