# Isotone mapping

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*order-preserving mapping*

A single-valued mapping $\phi$ of a partially ordered set $A$ into a partially ordered set $B$ preserving the order. Isotone mappings play the role of homomorphisms of partially ordered sets (considered as algebraic systems with a single relation, cf. Algebraic system). An isotone mapping is also called a monotone mapping.

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Such mappings are also called increasing or order-preserving. The term "monotone" generally denotes a mapping which may be either isotone or antitone (cf. Antitone mapping).

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