Definitions for IOTAaɪˈoʊ tə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a very small quantity; jot; whit.
the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet (Ι, ॓).
Origin of iota:
1600–10; < L iōta < Gk iôta < Semitic; cf. Heb yōdhyod
shred, scintilla, whit, iota, tittle, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, smidge(noun)
a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet
The ninth, and smallest, letter of the Greek alphabet.
A jot; a very small, inconsiderable quantity.
A bank account that earns interest and pays it to a third party, generally a charity; the principal is typically being held in escrow by the accountholder.
Origin: From ἰῶτα.
the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet (/) corresponding with the English i
a very small quantity or degree; a jot; a particle
Iota is the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet. Letters that arose from this letter include the Roman I and J and the Cyrillic І, Yi, Je, and iotified letters. In the system of Greek numerals iota has a value of 10. Iota represents the sound. In ancient Greek it occurred in both long and short versions, but this distinction has been lost in Modern Greek. Iota participated as the second element in falling diphthongs, with both long and short vowels as the first element. Where the first element was long, the iota was lost in pronunciation at an early date, and was written in polytonic orthography as iota subscript, in other words as a very small ι under the main vowel, for instance ᾼ ᾳ ῌ ῃ ῼ ῳ. The word is used in a common English phrase, 'not one iota', meaning 'not the slightest amount', in reference to a phrase in the New Testament: "until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law". The word 'jot' derives from iota.
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