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Of a line or function, the property that it either never decreases or never increases. Specifically, of an electoral or apportionment system, that a unit (e.g. a party or a state) never loses seats as it gains population or vote share. This property is violated by the greatest remainder rule (see Hamilton), and by single transferable vote.

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