jot

[jot]
verb (used with object), jotted, jotting.
1.
to write or mark down quickly or briefly (usually followed by down ): Jot down his license number.
noun
2.
the least part of something; a little bit: I don't care a jot.
Idioms
3.
not a jot or tittle, not a bit; not at all: The world situation matters not a jot or tittle to him.

Origin:
1520–30; earlier iot, iote < Latin iōta < Greek iôta iota

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jot (dʒɒt)
 
vb (usually foll by down) , jots, jotting, jotted
1.  to write a brief note of
 
n
2.  (used with a negative) a little bit (in phrases such as not to care (orgive) a jot)
 
[C16: from Latin jota, from Greek iōta, of Semitic origin; see iota]

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Word Origin & History

jot
1526, borrowing of L. jota, variant spelling of Gk. iota "the letter -i-, the smallest letter in the alphabet, hence the least part of anything. The verb "to make a short note of" is attested from 1721.
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Jot definition


or Iota, the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet, used metaphorically or proverbially for the smallest thing (Matt. 5:18); or it may be = yod, which is the smallest of the Hebrew letters.

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Example sentences
Alongside the video is a space for typed or handwritten notes, which students
  can jot down using a stylus.
Surprise: the criterion was met a few days ago, but the cartel has yet to
  increase output one jot.
Ask them to jot notes about daily life as they watch the videos and view the
  photos.
It won't care a jot if it is populated by human beings.
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