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iota

[ ahy-oh-tuh ]

noun

  1. a very small quantity; jot; whit.

    Synonyms: mite, grain, atom, particle, bit

  2. the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet (I, ι).
  3. the vowel sound represented by this letter.


iota

/ aɪˈəʊtə /

noun

  1. 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 )


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Word History and Origins

Origin of iota1

1600–10; < Latin iōta < Greek iôta < Semitic; compare Hebrew yōdh yod
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Word History and Origins

Origin of iota1

C16: via Latin from Greek, of Semitic origin; see jot
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Idioms and Phrases

see not one iota .
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Example Sentences

This iota of choice compounds upwards and, through the course of biological evolution, results in the complex types of mind and choice that we humans and other mammals enjoy.

The degree to which each iteration is more or less different than the last iteration is the place for an iota of choice, and mind.

It flows completely naturally, without an iota of arbitrariness or artifice.

However, there will still be an iota of doubt in their minds.

Couch was not sentenced to an iota of time in a juvenile detention center or prison.

In this crisis, there were no hands on deck—no one willing to budge one iota from their respective ideological corners.

When I look at Netanyahu and Barak, I don't see an iota of leadership qualities in either of them.

They have no toys and not one iota of affection and connections with staff, which leads to attachment issues.

Any attempt to encroach on it, even by an iota, will ultimately lead to our enslavement by a federal tyranny.

She was growing a little stout, but it did not seem to detract an iota from the grace of every step, pose, gesture.

That if all your ideas were carried out—yes, carried out to the full—you would not advance the cause of humanity one iota.

Every iota of cleverness must be given to find a way out of Schloss Szolnok.

To empty his revolver into the head of one, and the body of another was that of the same iota of time.

It is pathetic to see how excited they become about remote events which cannot affect their happiness one iota.

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Definitions and idiom definitions from Dictionary.com Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

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