IOTA

iota

(noun) the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet

shred, scintilla, whit, iota, tittle, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, smidge

(noun) a tiny or scarcely detectable amount

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

iota (plural iotas)

The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet.

A jot; a very small, insignificant quantity.

Synonyms

• (jot): See also modicum.

Anagrams

• Oita

Etymology

Noun

IOTA (plural IOTAs)

(finance) A bank account that earns interest and pays it to a third party, generally a charity; the principal is typically being held in escrow by the accountholder.

Hyponyms

• IOLA

• IOLTA

Anagrams

• Oita

Source: Wiktionary


I*o"ta, n. Etym: [L., fr. Gr. Jot.]

1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet (i) 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.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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