Definition:Strictly Increasing/Sequence

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Let $\struct {S, \preceq}$ be a totally ordered set.

Then a sequence $\sequence {a_k}_{k \mathop \in A}$ of terms of $S$ is strictly increasing if and only if:

$\forall j, k \in A: j < k \implies a_j \prec a_k$

Real Sequence

The above definition for sequences is usually applied to real number sequences:

Let $\sequence {x_n}$ be a sequence in $\R$.

Then $\sequence {x_n}$ is strictly increasing if and only if:

$\forall n \in \N: x_n < x_{n + 1}$

Also known as

A strictly increasing sequence is also referred to as ascending or strictly ascending.

Some sources refer to a strictly increasing sequence as an increasing sequence, and refer to an increasing sequence which is not strictly increasing as a monotonic increasing sequence to distinguish it from a strictly increasing sequence.

That is, such that monotonic is being used to mean an increasing sequence in which consecutive terms may be equal.

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