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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 ?
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.
She was growing a little stout, but it did not seem to detract an iota from the grace of every step, pose, gesture.
The exact facts, the exact words, -- and they are burnt in upon my brain, -- shall be set down without alteration of an iota; and let my Readers judge between me and Destiny.