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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ And, as far as she could see, he hadn't changed one iota!
▪ I can not see how it aids justice one iota for that to happen.
▪ It has a 70% crystal content and it doesn't alter its shape or size one iota.
▪ No piecemeal liberal reform will make one iota of difference.
▪ Nothing she said seemed to make an iota of difference.
▪ The gale raced through the room without stirring one iota of dust, yet it was blowing Rincewind's eyelids inside out.
▪ We have heard not one iota of evidence or heard any defense the suspect may have in this case.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Iota \I*o"ta\, n. [L., fr. Gr. 'iw^ta. See Jot.]

  1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet ([iota]) corresponding with the English i.

  2. [from iota being the smallest letter in the Greek alphabet.] A very small quantity or degree; a jot; a particle.

    They never depart an iota from the authentic formulas of tyranny and usurpation.

    Iota subscript (Gr. Gram.), iota written beneath a preceding vowel, as a,, h,, w,, -- done when iota is silent.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"very small amount," 1630s, figurative use of iota, ninth and smallest letter in the Greek alphabet. Modern use is after Matt. v:18 (see jot), but iota in classical Greek also was proverbially used of anything very small. The letter name is from Semitic (compare Hebrew yodh).


n. 1 The ninth, and smallest, letter of the Greek alphabet. 2 A jot; a very small, inconsiderable quantity.

  1. n. a tiny or scarcely detectable amount [syn: shred, scintilla, whit, tittle, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, smidge]

  2. the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet

Iota, LA -- U.S. town in Louisiana
Population (2000): 1376
Housing Units (2000): 583
Land area (2000): 1.269242 sq. miles (3.287321 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.269242 sq. miles (3.287321 sq. km)
FIPS code: 37410
Located within: Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
Location: 30.328500 N, 92.493123 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 70543
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Iota, LA

Iota (uppercase Ι, lowercase ι; ) is the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet. It was derived from the Phoenician letter Yodh. Letters that arose from this letter include the Latin I and J and the Cyrillic І (І, і), Yi (Ї, ї), Je (Ј, ј), and iotated letters (e.g. Yu (Ю, ю)).

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 was lost in Koine 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 former diphthongs became digraphs for simple vowels in Koine Greek.

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 (Matthew 5:18): "until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, ( King James Version: '[not] one jot or one tittle') will pass from the Law until all is accomplished." This refers to iota, the smallest letter, or possibly Yodh, י, the smallest letter in the Hebrew alphabet.

The word 'jot' (or iot) derives from iota.

The German, Portuguese and Spanish name for the letter J (Jot / jota) is derived from iota.

Iota (Cyrillic)

Cyrillic Iota (Majuscule: , Minuscule: ) is a Cyrillic letter based on the Greek letter Iota, and is used in Cyrillic Extended-B to transcribe Glagolitic Izhe, . The character was introduced into Unicode 5.1 in April 2008.

Iota (singer)

iOTA, born Sean Hape, is an ARIA-nominated Australian musician and Helpmann Award winning actor.

Iota (disambiguation)

Iota is the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet. It is also a term used in conversation to metaphorically suggest something very small (i.e. "the least iota").

Iota may also refer to:

  • Ɩ or Latin iota, a letter of the Latin alphabet
  • Iota, Louisiana, a town in the United States
  • iOTA (entertainer), an Australian singer and actor, born Sean Hape.
  • Iota (Milestone Comics), a superhero in the comic book Heroes
  • Iota (barque), a vessel from the port of Naples, wrecked in December 1893
  • Iota (comic strip), a syndicated newspaper comic strip by Mike Keefe and Tim Menees
  • Iota and Jot, two esoteric programming languages
  • The Iota Toxin, a type of pore forming toxin that acts to destroy the actin cytoskeleton
  • Iota Carrageenan, a type of gelling Carrageenan used in the food industry.

Usage examples of "iota".

Yang recognized Iota of the Federation Defense Council, head of the specialized intelligence planning section.

Sitting beneath the blue Federation symbol, Admiral Iota looked like a recruiting poster come to life.

It will rendezvous at Starbase Eight, Admiral Iota and Captain Garson in joint command.

I am aware that by placing you in joint command with Admiral Iota I have put you in a difficult position, but it was necessary.

Garson knew he was no match for Iota in the devious field of espionage.

Intuition told him where the Romulans were concerned Iota was a little mad.

Four starship class vessels, under the joint command of Admiral Iota and Captain Garson are on their way to the Neutral Zone to investigate our disappearance.

I just got a special message that a detachment under Captain Garson and Admiral Iota is on its way to the Neutral Zone.

If he lost Garson there would be no controlling Iota, and they would be destroyed.

His worries over Iota became a solid rock in his stomach: he knew what had happened.

I must report that Admiral Iota has barricaded himself in Auxiliary Control and now holds weaponry, helm and navigational systems.

No matter what they used, Iota would be able to take some action before he lost consciousness, and that action might provoke war.

Admiral Iota has seized auxiliary control and opened fire on the enemy.

Back on Iota Aurigae, Zara Lyon, sister of Laria, Thian and Rojer, becomes quite upset about the condition of the queen in Heinlein Base and determines to assist the captive.

And we thought the big daddies from Iota Aurigae were heavy, Rojer said, and warned the boat bays to stand by to receive the drones about to be imported.