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Meaning of IOTA

Pronunciation:  I'owtu

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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

Computing Dictionary

A specification language.

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

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