Adjective "Iota" definition and examples

(Iota may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ʌɪˈəʊtə/

Definitions and examples

noun

The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet (Ι, ι), transliterated as ‘i’.
    An extremely small amount.
    1. 'And don't expect your cholesterol to drop one iota from the smidgen of soy protein that breakfast cereal adds.'
    2. 'Such stories will have their impact and he doesn't have an iota of doubt on that.'
    3. 'North Korea has not changed an iota in this era of rapid change.'
    4. 'WITHOUT an iota of irony, misty-eyed fans with typewriters are fond of referring to football as ‘the beautiful game’.'
    5. 'It will not make one iota of difference to the kids out there.'
    6. 'Having some Government bureaucracy, at a cost of $28 million, is not really going to make one iota of difference to those families who are most in need.'
    7. 'In any event, we say it makes not one iota of difference whatsoever.'
    8. '‘Near-death does that to you,’ he replies without an iota of self-consciousness.'
    9. 'So this 300 or so words every month are hardly going to make one iota of a difference or influence incredulous decisions by the powers that be.'
    10. 'In topflight chess, it's extremely important for White to milk every iota of advantage out of the first move.'

    More definitions

    1. a very small quantity; jot; whit.

    2. the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet (I, ι).

    3. the vowel sound represented by this letter.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "spokeswomen can be iota."

    Origin

    From Greek iōta. iota (sense 2) arose because iota is the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet: compare with jot.