jot

Definitions

  • The Editor's Pocket-Book Jottings and Pencillings Here, There and Everywhere
    The Editor's Pocket-Book Jottings and Pencillings Here, There and Everywhere
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v jot write briefly or hurriedly; write a short note of
    • n jot a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note
    • n jot a slight but appreciable amount "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jot An iota; a point; a tittle; the smallest particle. Cf. Bit n. "Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.""Neither will they bate
      One jot of ceremony."
    • v. t Jot To set down; to make a brief note of; -- usually followed by down.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jot An iota; a point; a tittle; the least quantity assignable.
    • jot To set down quickly and with few strokes in writing or sketching; make a brief note or memorandum of: usually with down.
    • jot To jog; jolt; bump; nudge.
    • jot Plump; downright.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jot jot the least quantity assignable
    • v.t Jot to set down briefly: to make a memorandum of:—pr.p. jot′ting; pa.p. jot′ted
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. iota, Gr. 'iw^ta the name of the letter ι (E. i, Heb. yōd,), the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet. Cf. Iota

Usage

In literature:

People are grown ashamed of doing so now-a-days; but that does not alter the matter one jot.
"Sermons for the Times" by Charles Kingsley
Calantha bates no jot of the ceremony, but continues the dance even to the bitter end.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
As if his own absorbing deference to the present were one tittle better bottomed or a jot more respectable.
"On Compromise" by John Morley
Barlow, jot down among the properties ten hot-bed covers, twenty picture-hooks, and a coil of wire.
"The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces" by John Kendrick Bangs
But although the parchment did not alter a jot, the times and seasons did.
"Hodge and His Masters" by Richard Jefferies
The Confederates declined to abate a jot of their terms.
"The Story Of Ireland" by Emily Lawless
But I would not abate one jot of my wretchedness at her expense.
"Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy" by Charles Major
I am sitting by the roadside to jot down a few notes about matters which really need a long letter.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
It had not lessened one jot with the lapse of years.
"Ethelyn's Mistake" by Mary Jane Holmes
This led her to jot down her impressions in a notebook, and to venture on comments concerning her experiences.
"The Precipice" by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
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In poetry:

And there you'll find me, if a jot
You still should care
For me, and for my curious air;
If otherwise, then I shall not,
For you, be there.
"My Spirit Will Not Haunt The Mound" by Thomas Hardy
"Poor Adam is too good and great,
I felt it, though he said so little—
To hate his foes, as I can hate—
And pay them every jot, and tittle,
At their own rate.
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
O, that thou cou'dst but see, upon the whole
How needful Christ is, to preserve thy soul,
And that, without his help, thou canst not do
One jot, alas! of all thy task below!
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
A man is a great thing upon the earth, and through eternity—but
every jot of the greatness of man is unfolded out of woman,
First the man is shaped in the woman, he can then be shaped in
himself.
"Unfolded Out Of The Folds" by Walt Whitman
They bring me questions which would be scanned,
That strife may be forgot;
Swerves my balance to neither hand,
The poor I favour no jot;
If a man withstand, out sweeps my brand.
I slay him upon the spot.
"The Three Horses" by George MacDonald
They're Romans, we know that. So what?
Where they not Romans but our god,
Zamolxes, with his creatures, still
We would, sure, ask them what they will -
They won't get of our land a jot:
They have their skies to fill!
"Decebal to his people" by George Cosbuc

In news:

Scattered Jottings of the Wanderer : Fourth Day.
Get some paper and something to write with and jot down Andy Wedel 's time tips concerning your garden, veggies or plants.
So he jotted down his thoughts.
Here are some remarks from Buzz Bissinger (see post below) aimed at Will Leitch that I jotted down longhand last night.
Research, Research: "Whether it's a business plan, a plan to build clients, even just notes jotted down, have a plan," advises Shorter.
Strategists talk to reporters, the reporters record or jot down their notes from the conversations and then send the quotes to political officials by email.
The Tuesday, Nov 6, General Election is less than a week away, so it is time to jot down voting hours and where to go to vote.
But, that's just my way of getting to this Jottings.
The interviewer will be jotting "not in this lifetime" on his little pad of paper.
In fact, I jotted down a note summarizing it as "500 Days of Closer" — a mishmash of two past "Brad movie" winners.
' The tome is described as a prison memoir of the rapper's thoughts that he jotted down while serving his eight-month prison bid at Rikers Island for weapons possession.
I'll give them in (roughly) the order I jotted them in.
At work in her Houston home office, Ruth Gay jots notes on a client's building plans.
Jason Jr is watching as I jot down, what to him are, squiggly lines.
Taste testers jotted their answers onto slips of paper.
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In science:

Turitsyn ”Explosive growth of inhomogeneities in the distribution of droplets in a turbulent air” JoT (in press) e-print nlin/0602006 M.
Concentration fluctuations of large Stokes number particles in a one-dimensional random velocity field
The first experiment to attempt to take advantage of this characteristic was a US–France collaboration that took place in 1984–85 (Pomerantz 1986), involving Richard Gispert, Jean-Michel Lemarre, Francois Pa jot and Jean Loup Pa jot working with Pomerantz.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
Opdishaw et al., Geophysical monograph series, 2 Pa jot, F., et al. 1989, Observations of the submil limetre integrated galactic emission from the South Pole, A&A, 223, 107 Parsons, N. R. 1957, The design and operation of ANARE cosmic ray detector “C”, ANARE Internal Reports, 17.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
In a recent two-dimensional MHD simulation, Kim & Ostriker (2002) followed nonlinear responses of a self-gravitating, magnetized, differentially rotating, thin disk to an externally imposed spiral potential, and demonstrated regularly spaced spurs jotting out initially in an almost perpendicular direction to the arm.
Parker Instability in a Self-Gravitating Magnetized Gas Disk: I. Linear Stability Analysis
Pa jot, Analytic capacity, rectifiability, Menger curvature and the Cauchy integral, Lecture Notes in Math. 1799, Springer, 2002. J.
Variation and oscillation for singular integrals with odd kernel on Lipschitz graphs
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