1 Mathematics (Of a function or quantity) varying in such a way that it either never decreases or never increases.
- The S-N curve for a pure metal will be a monotonic function with N increasing as stress decreases.
- The number above each segment gives the rank of the absolute value of the monotonic increase or decrease.
- The logarithm is only one of many nonlinear but monotonic functions that can be applied to measurements prior to analysis.
- Example sentences
- The equilibrium constant decreases monotonically approximately fourfold when the salt concentration is increased from 0.15 to 0.25 M.
- No such phenomena have been reported in larger organisms, and the traditional theories for bacterial motion predict that the swimming speed monotonically decreases with viscosity.
- Hypercapnia increased pulmonary ventilation monotonically, with the average value rising to 181% of baseline at 12% CO2.
- Example sentences
- In short, in ceasing to be homogenous, they cannot escape their own monotonicity.
- We are interested in testing the hypothesis of a relatively recent population expansion; thus we limited our investigation to the time interval where monotonicity applies.
- This takes advantage of the better asymptotic properties of the difference in the log variances, as well as of the monotonicity of the transformation.
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