iota

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n iota the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet
    • n iota a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Iota A very small quantity or degree; a jot; a particle. "They never depart an iota from the authentic formulas of tyranny and usurpation."
    • Iota The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet (ι) corresponding with the English i.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n iota The name of the Greek letter I, ι, corresponding to the Latin and English I, i. In the latter form ι, and the Hebrew form the letter was the smallest of the alphabet. When following a long vowel (as part of a diphthong), in Greek as now written, it is placed under the vowel to which it is attached, being then called iota subscript, as in ῳ, ᾳ.
    • n iota A very small quantity; a tittle; a jot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Iota ī-ō′ta a jot: a very small quantity or degree
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
from iota being the smallest letter in the Greek alphabet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr., the smallest letter in the alphabet, corresponding to the English i.

Usage

In literature:

I will devote my every iota of mental and of physical strength to forwarding the Great Plan.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
Every man who either possessed, or was supposed possessed of, an iota of taste, suddenly found himself greatly increased in importance.
"Impressions of America" by Tyrone Power
I have never deviated a single iota from this correct doctrine.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
He did not care one iota about the murder now, did not trouble as to what verdict any jury might find.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Every iota of cleverness must be given to find a way out of Schloss Szolnok.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
She dare not now look behind her: to change a single iota were annihilation.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
At the lower end of the Sword is the star iota, somewhat under the third magnitude.
"Pleasures of the telescope" by Garrett Serviss
As it is, Mr. Goddard only amuses me; besides, I read him my new stories, otherwise I don't care an iota for him.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
And don't relax an iota of your precautions.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
It would not help him one iota.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

Seek not in me the bit I capital,
Not yet the little dotted in me seek.
If I have in me any I at all,
'Tis the iota subscript of the Greek.
"Iota Subscript" by Robert Frost
But tho’ he drank nothing but paraffin oil
He didn’t improve one iota
While at breakfast he sat in the Hotel de Chat
He gambled the roe of his bloater.
"The Gambler" by Billy Bennett
The law of promotion and transformation cannot be eluded,
The law of heroes and good-doers cannot be eluded,
The law of drunkards, informers, mean persons—not one iota thereof
can be eluded.
"To Think Of Time" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Beta Iota fashion show.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc (SGRho), Zeta Iota Sigma chapter is hosting its Rhoyal Return soiree to re-introduce the sorority to the Twin Cities community.
She is a member of the Alpha Iota chapter.
The ladies of Beta Iota of McAlester, a local chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International, which is a nationally recognized leadership-service organization.
Janel & Anthony @ Iota .
Janel and Anthony performing their CD release show at Iota , Arlington, VA, June 7, 2012.
Jessica Lea Mayfield at Iota .
Iota Wins German Oaks By Four Lengths.
Iota 's four-length win over the pacesetter North Queen in Sunday's Pries der Diana (Ger-I), or German Oaks, gave trainer Peter Schiergen a one-two finish at Hamburg.
The November meeting of Psi Iota Xi Sorority will be held at 7 pm Monday at the home of Barb Curtis.
MARTINSVILLE Members of Psi Iota Xi Sorority enjoyed a progressive dinner.
Imagine having 160 mouths to feed and every one of them is dependent on you for every iota of food they eat.
Tyler Smith, 24, of Iota, and Gus Atkinson, 28, of Gueydan, were found by search and rescue personnel at 9 am this morning at Cypress Island in the northern section of Grand Lake.
Music education, sponsored by Sigma Alpha Iota.
CARDIO Beyonce didn't stop bouncing or wiggling for one moment during her performance and her voice wavered not one iota.
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In science:

With infrared interferometry (IOTA, PTI, VLTI, Keck etc) much has been, and will be learned about the dust mineralogy and structure of the disk at sub-AU scales (e.g.
Dust coagulation in protoplanetary disks: a rapid depletion of small grains
By overspill, the almost-periodicity up to iotas implies that there exists some ω ∈ ∗N \ N such that for h ∈ {1, α} (∀x ∈ ∗R)(|x| ≤ R =⇒ |f (x + h) − f (x)| ≤ ρω ).
Group invariant Colombeau generalized functions
If k , l are moderate and k − lα ≈ 0, we have in particular (as R can be taken arbitrarily large) that k − lα is an almost-period up to iotas for f on the whole of ns(∗R).
Group invariant Colombeau generalized functions
So for each n ∈ N, f has almost-periods up to iotas hn with ρnM < hn < 2ρn .
Group invariant Colombeau generalized functions
The simplest way to define Iota is in terms of Church’s λ−calculus: the universal basis {S = λxyz .xz (yz ), K = λxy .x} suffices to produce every lambda term, but for universality it is not necessary to have two combinators.
Natural Halting Probabilities, Partial Randomness, and Zeta Functions
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