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Definition of "iota" []

  • The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet. (noun)
  • A very small amount; a bit: not an iota of truth to that tale. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "iota" in a sentence
  • "She is a fresh face on the scene, but the ideas she espouses are certainly not fresh; they deviate not an iota from the Karl Rove memo-of-the-day repeated endlessly by the clones at Fox."
  • "Now I know you will likely chose the former wwallace, because you, like most right wingers, act on emotions, balling and crying over how brave you all are, and ignore logic and scientific reason, but it does not diminish one iota from the rest of the worlds capability to discern."
  • "The long centuries that have since rolled by have not subtracted one iota from the wisdom of that advice."