Definition of iota in English:

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iota

Pronunciation: /īˈōdə/

noun

1The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet (Ι, ι), transliterated as ‘i.’.
1.1 (Iota) [followed by Latin genitive] Astronomy The ninth star in a constellation: Iota Piscium
2 [in singular, usually with negative] An extremely small amount: nothing she said seemed to make an iota of difference
Iota being the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet. Compare with jot
More example sentences
  • I don't believe home advantage makes an iota of difference anymore in Gaelic football.
  • I say this next bit without an iota of hyperbole.
  • Much to her credit, no amount of upbraiding or name-calling has moved her an iota.
Synonyms
bit, speck, mite, scrap, shred, ounce, scintilla, atom, jot, grain, whit, trace
informal smidgen, smidge, tad
archaic scruple

Words that rhyme with iota

bloater, boater, Botha, Dakota, doter, emoter, floater, gloater, Kota, Minnesota, motor, promoter, quota, rota, rotor, scoter, voter
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