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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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"
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iota

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

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

[aɪˈəʊtə] n (letter) → iota; (of truth, commonsense) → briciolo
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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.