a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note
touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon(verb)
a slight but appreciable amount
"this dish could use a touch of garlic"
jot down, jot(verb)
write briefly or hurriedly; write a short note of
An iota; a point; a tittle; the smallest particle.
He didn't care a jot for his work.
a brief and hurriedly written note
(usually with "down") To write quickly.
Tell me your order, so I can jot it down.
(usually with "over") To go quickly.
Just jot over there to the US Space and Rocket Center and give it a look.
Origin: From iota, from ἰῶτα.
an iota; a point; a tittle; the smallest particle. Cf. Bit, n
to set down; to make a brief note of; -- usually followed by down
Origin: [L. iota, Gr. 'iw^ta the name of the letter (E. i, Heb. yd), the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet. Cf. Iota.]
JOT was an American animated children's television program. The series consisted of 30 four-minute episodes, which were syndicated between 1965 and the 1980s. JOT was produced by the Southern Baptist Radio and Television Commission as a Baptist version of Davey and Goliath. The series was created by Ruth Byers, a graduate of Baylor University, and Ted Perry a writer at the RATC. Both had a background connected to the Dallas Theater Center, with Byers having been director of children's productions. The pair was commissioned by Dr. Paul Stevens, president of the RATC, to develop a television show that would provide simple moral lessons for young children. Production of the first episodes began in 1959, with the first episode released in 1965. The style of the show was kept deliberately simple, both as a cost-cutting measure, and to prevent the design from interfering with the delivery of the message. The main character, JOT, is a white circle with simple facial features, hands and feet. JOT's color and shape would change in response to the struggles presented. This was meant to represent changes in a child's temperament or emotional state, "somewhat like a thermostat," according to one critic. His hands and feet are only seen when he is still; when he is in motion, they disappear. Jot would sometimes be accompanied by Tug, a "bad" character who would learn a moral lesson in the end.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jot, n. the least quantity assignable.—v.t. to set down briefly: to make a memorandum of:—pr.p. jot′ting; pa.p. jot′ted.—ns. Jot′ter, one who jots: a book for memoranda; Jot′ting, a memorandum. [L.,—Gr. iōta—Heb. yōdh, the smallest letter in the alphabet, Eng. i.]
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The numerical value of jot in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of jot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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I have always felt that the moment when first you wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the 24 hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that ... absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't , matters not one jot. The possibility is always there.
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