Definitions for IOTAaɪˈoʊ tə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

i•o•taaɪˈoʊ tə(n.)(pl.)-tas.

  1. a very small quantity; jot; whit.

  2. the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet (Ι, ॓).

    Category: Language/Linguistics

Origin of iota:

1600–10; < L iōta < Gk iôta < Semitic; cf. Heb yōdhyod

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shred, scintilla, whit, iota, tittle, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, smidge(noun)

    a tiny or scarcely detectable amount

  2. iota(noun)

    the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet

Wiktionary

  1. iota(Noun)

    The ninth, and smallest, letter of the Greek alphabet.

  2. iota(Noun)

    A jot; a very small, inconsiderable quantity.

  3. IOTA(Noun)

    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.

  4. Origin: From ἰῶτα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Iota(noun)

    the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet (/) corresponding with the English i

  2. Iota(noun)

    a very small quantity or degree; a jot; a particle

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  1. Iota

    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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