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mon·o·tone

 (mŏn′ə-tōn′)
n.
1. A succession of sounds or words uttered in a single tone of voice.
2. Music
a. A single tone repeated with different words or time values, especially in a rendering of a liturgical text.
b. A chant in a single tone.
3. Sameness or dull repetition in sound, style, manner, or color.
adj.
1. Characterized by or uttered in a monotone: a monotone recitation of names.
2. Of or having a single color: a cat with a monotone coat.
3. also mon·o·ton·ic (mŏn′ə-tŏn′ĭk) Mathematics Designating sequences, the successive members of which either consistently increase or decrease but do not oscillate in relative value. Each member of a monotone increasing sequence is greater than or equal to the preceding member; each member of a monotone decreasing sequence is less than or equal to the preceding member.

[From Greek monotonos, monotonous; see monotonous.]

mon′o·ton′ic (-tŏn′ĭk) adj.
mon′o·ton′i·cal·ly adv.
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monotone

(ˈmɒnəˌtəʊn)
n
1. a single unvaried pitch level in speech, sound, etc
2. (Linguistics) utterance, etc, without change of pitch
3. lack of variety in style, expression. etc
adj
4. unvarying or monotonous
5. (Mathematics) maths Also: monotonic (of a sequence or function) consistently increasing or decreasing in value
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mon•o•tone

(ˈmɒn əˌtoʊn)

n.
1. a vocal utterance or series of speech sounds in one unvaried tone.
2. a single musical tone without variation in pitch.
3. recitation or singing of words in such a tone.
4. a person who is unable to discriminate between or to reproduce differences in musical pitch, esp. in singing.
5. any unrelieved sameness or boring repetition.
adj.
7. consisting of or characterized by a uniform tone of one color: a monotone drape.
[1635–45; < French monotone < Late Greek monótonos monotonous]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monotone - an unchanging intonation
intonation, pitch contour, modulation - rise and fall of the voice pitch
2.monotone - a single tone repeated with different words or different rhythms (especially in rendering liturgical texts)
musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
Adj.1.monotone - of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
2.monotone - sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch; "the owl's faint monotonous hooting"
unmodulated - characterized by lack of variation in pitch, tone, or volume; "he lectured in an unmodulated voice edged with hysteria"
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monotone

noun
A tiresome lack of variety:
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Translations

monotone

[ˈmɒnətəʊn] Nmonotonía f
to speak in a monotonehablar en un solo tono
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monotone

[ˈmɒnətəʊn]
nvoix f monocorde
to speak in a monotone → parler sur un ton monocorde
adj (= monotonous) → monotone
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monotone

nmonotoner Klang; (= voice)monotone Stimme
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monotone

[ˈmɒnəˌtəʊn] n in a monotonecon voce monotona, con tono monotono
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In addition, we calculate the derivative of (13) over [omega], it can be seen that (12) monotonely increases with [omega], which means (10) increases with [r.sub.l] as [r.sub.l] [right arrow]+[infinity].
[MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] if [b.sub.n]-[a.sub.n] < err then sol =[x.sub.n]; return elseif [Florin]([a.sub.n]) [Florin]([x.sub.n]) < 0 then [a.sub.n+1]=[a.sub.n, b.sub.n+1]=[x.sub.n]; else [a.sub.n+1]=[x.sub.n, b.sub.n+1]=[b.sub.n] end if end if end for The sequence [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is monotonely increasing, sequence [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is monotonely decreasing and [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
Determine the QR factorization with column pivoting which produces the QR factorization of UE where E denotes a permutation matrix such that the absolute values of the diagonal elements ofR are monotonely decreasing.

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