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Meaning of IOTA

Pronunciation:  I'owtu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet
  2. [n]  a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
 

IOTA is a 4 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: scintilla, shred, smidge, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, tittle, whit
 
 See Also: alphabetic character, Greek alphabet, letter, letter of the alphabet, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\I*o"ta\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?. See {Jot}.]
1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet ([iota])
   corresponding with the English i.

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



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

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



 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

A specification language.

["The Iota Programming System", R. Nakajima er al, Springer 1983].

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ace, atom, bit, crumb, dab, dole, dot, dram, dribble, driblet, drop, droplet, dwarf, farthing, fleck, flyspeck, fragment, gnat, gobbet, grain, granule, groat, hair, handful, jot, little, little bit, microbe, microorganism, midge, minim, minimum, minutia, minutiae, mite, modicum, molecule, mote, nutshell, ounce, particle, pebble, pinch, pinhead, pinpoint, pittance, point, ray, scrap, scruple, smidgen, smitch, snip, snippet, speck, spoonful, spot, thimbleful, tiny bit, tittle, trifling amount, trivia, vanishing point, whit
 

 

 

 

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