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i·o·ta

 (ī-ō′tə)
n.
1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
2. A very small amount; a bit: not an iota of truth to that tale.

[Latin iōta, from Greek, of Phoenician origin; see yd in Semitic roots.]

iota

(aɪˈəʊtə)
n
1. (Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the ninth letter in the Greek alphabet (Ι, ι), a vowel or semivowel, transliterated as i or j
2. (usually used with a negative) a very small amount; jot (esp in the phrase not one or an iota)
[C16: via Latin from Greek, of Semitic origin; see jot]

i•o•ta

(aɪˈoʊ tə)

n., pl. -tas.
1. a very small quantity; jot; whit.
2. the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet (Ι, ι).
[1600–10; < Latin iōta < Greek iôta < Semitic; compare Hebrew yōdh yod]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.iota - a tiny or scarcely detectable amountiota - a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
2.iota - the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet
Greek alphabet - the alphabet used by ancient Greeks
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"

iota

noun bit, particle, atom, trace, hint, scrap, grain, mite, jot, speck, whit, tittle, scintilla (rare) Our credit standards have not changed one iota.

iota

noun
2. The least bit:
Informal: damn, rap.
Slang: diddly.
Translations
iota
hitunenhiveniota
jota

iota

[aɪˈəʊtə] N (= letter) → iota f (fig) → pizca f, ápice m
there's not one iota of truth in iteso no tiene ni pizca de verdad
if he had an iota of sensesi tuviera un pizca de inteligencia

iota

[aɪˈəʊtə] nonce f
not one iota → pas une once
not one iota of sth → pas une once de qch
I don't feel one iota of guilt → Je ne ressens pas une once de culpabilité.

iota

nJota nt; not an or one iotanicht ein Jota; not an iota of truthkein Funke mor Körnchen ntWahrheit; it won’t make an iota of differencees wird nicht den geringsten Unterschied machen

iota

[aɪˈəʊtə] n (letter) → iota; (of truth, commonsense) → briciolo
References in classic literature ?
She was growing a little stout, but it did not seem to detract an iota from the grace of every step, pose, gesture.
The old man sat and talked with me for hours, and the strangest part of our intercourse was that I could read his every thought while he could not fathom an iota from my mind unless I spoke.
The outlying villages, they say, are by them called {kappa omega mu alpha iota}, by the Athenians {delta eta mu iota}: and they assume that Comedians were so named not from {kappa omega mu 'alpha zeta epsilon iota nu}, 'to revel,' but because they wandered from village to village (kappa alpha tau alpha / kappa omega mu alpha sigma), being excluded contemptuously from the city.
The Kabbala, as you properly term them, sir, were generally discovered to be precisely on a par with the facts recorded in the un-re-written histories themselves; -- that is to say, not one individual iota of either was ever known, under any circumstances, to be not totally and radically wrong.
This hand the king eagerly accepts -- (he had intended to take it at all events, and had put off the matter from day to day, only through fear of the vizier), -- but, in accepting it now, he gives all parties very distinctly to understand, that, grand vizier or no grand vizier, he has not the slightest design of giving up one iota of his vow or of his privileges.
I assure you that it has not detracted in the tiniest iota from your appearance.
I did not slacken my speed an iota as I dashed among them, and as they fell before my blade I could not but recall the happy memory of those other battles when Tars Tarkas, Jeddak of Thark, mightiest of Martian green men, had stood shoulder to shoulder with me through long, hot Martian days, as together we hewed down our enemies until the pile of corpses about us rose higher than a tall man's head.
He remembered everything with the most accurate and extraordinary distinctness, and declared that he would never forget a single iota of the experience.
But I shall not therefore drop one iota of my convictions, or cease to identify myself with that truth which an evil generation hates.
There is not an iota of truth in it--certainly not.
The Ring of Bells" and "The Peri and the Pearl" are not changed one iota.
Several slight gestures on the part of the invalid showed that these arguments were no more lost upon him, than the smallest iota of his demeanour was upon Ralph.