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iota Syllabification: i·o·ta
Pronunciation: /īˈōdə/

Definition of iota in English:


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.
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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