decreasing function


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decreasing function

[di′krēs·iŋ ‚fəŋk·shən]
(mathematics)
A function, ƒ, of a real variable, x, whose value gets smaller as x gets larger; that is, if x <>y then ƒ(x) > ƒ(y). Also known as strictly decreasing function.
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