The definition is given below:
But I do not understand what is $s(i)$ and how to know it, could anyone give me a numerical example to explain the definition,please?
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It means that for each row $i$, all elements before a certain column $j=s(i)$ are $0$, and that the function $i\longmapsto j=s(i)$ is (strictly) increasing, i.e. the number of $0$s at the beginning of a row is increasing.
This condition is not satisfied in the counterexample they give, as $s(1)=1, s(2)=3, s(3)=3, s(4)=5$.