# increasing function

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## increasing function

[in′krēs·iŋ ‚fəŋk·shən] (mathematics)

A function, ƒ, of a real variable,

*x*, whose value gets larger as*x*gets larger; that is, if*x*<>*y*, then ƒ(*x*) <>*y*). Also known as strictly increasing function.McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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