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1. A succession of sounds or words uttered in a single tone of voice.
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.
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.
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mon•o•ton•ic(ˌmɒn əˈtɒn ɪk)
1. of, pertaining to, or uttered in a monotone: a monotonic delivery of a lecture.
a. (of a function or a particular set of values of a function) increasing or decreasing.
b. (of an ordered system of sets) consisting of sets such that each set contains the preceding set or such that each set is contained in the preceding set.
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|Adj.||1.||monotonic - 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
nonmonotonic - not monotonic
|2.||monotonic - 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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