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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Definitions for iota

  1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet, corresponding to the English i.
  2. A very small quantity or degree; a jot; a bit.

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Citations for iota
Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler taught us that the Earth moves and rotates while the heavens stand still, but this did not change by one iota our direct perception that the heavens do move and that the Earth does not budge. Julian Barbour, The End of Time
He has not moderated his demands one iota in seven years. Charles Krauthammer, Time
Origin of iota
1600-1610
Iota is the smallest letter in the Greek alphabet. The word jot also derives from iota.
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