What does IOTA mean?

Definitions for IOTAaɪˈoʊ tə

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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


  1. Iota(n.)

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

  2. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. 'iw^ta. See Jot.]


  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

  3. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. 'iw^ta. See Jot.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Iota

    ī-ō′ta, n. a jot: a very small quantity or degree.—ns. Iot′acism, It′acism, the conversion of other vowel sounds into that of iota (Eng. ē), as in modern Gr. of η, υ, ει, η, οι, υι; It′acist. [Gr., the smallest letter in the alphabet, corresponding to the English i.]

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Anagrams for IOTA »

  1. Oita, Ōita


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of IOTA in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of IOTA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Fran Lebowitz:

    I never took hallucinogenic drugs because I never wanted my consciousness expanded one unnecessary iota.

  2. Duane Clarridge:

    Nobody has been able to sit down with him and have him get one iota of intelligent information about the Middle East.

  3. Brussels Kerry:

    We have high expectations of a very strong NATO meeting and important deliverables, that will not change one iota as a consequence of the vote that has taken place.

  4. Mohammad Zahir:

    We have reviewed all the evidence and have been unable to find any single iota of evidence to support claims that she had burned a Quran, she is completely innocent.

  5. German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    The reference point is the agreement of Feb. 20, we have not changed one iota. You may have heard some of this before. But then not much has happened in the last few weeks.

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