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**"monotone "**A single unvaried tone or sound.

The utterance of successive syllables, words, or sentences, on one unvaried key or line of pitch.

the repetition of a single pitch.

monotone is a distributed version control system with a flat peer model, cryptographic version naming, meta-data certificates, decentralized authority, and overlapping branches. It works out of a transactional version database stored in a regular file, and uses a custom network protocol for efficient database synchronization.

Monotone is an open source software tool for revision control. Monotone tracks revisions to files, groups sets of revisions into changesets, and tracks history across renames. The design principle is distributed operation making heavy use of cryptographic primitives to track file revisions (via the SHA1 secure hash) and to authenticate user actions (via RSA cryptographic signatures).

A sequence of numeric values is monotone (or monotonic) if either: each element in the sequence is larger than (or equal to) its predecessor, or each element in the sequence is smaller than (or equal to) its predecessor. A sequence is monotonically increasing if each element in the sequence is larger than its predecessor; a sequence is monotonically decreasing if each element in the sequence is smaller than its predecessor. A sequence is monotonically non-decreasing if each element in the sequence is larger than, or equal to, its predecessor. A sequence is monotonically non-increasing if each element in the sequence is smaller than, or equal to, its predecessor.

of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value

A function is monotone if, when one increases any of the inputs, the output never decreases (it can only increase or stay the same). A Boolean circuit is monotone if it consists only of AND and OR gates, no NOT gates.

an unchanging intonation

Reproduction in one colour only.

A halftone printing process in one colour.

Illustrative material in one colour.

Printed with a single color, black or any color. to top

Monotone documents are printed or otherwise produced using one color only, most often black. Last Reviewed: 2002-07-05

Printed in one color only.