iota \eye-OH-tuh\, noun:
1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet, corresponding to the English i.
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.
He has not moderated his demands one iota in seven years.
I couldn't help feeling that in spite of every iota of evidence to the contrary, something was about to happen.
Iota is the smallest letter in the Greek alphabet. The word jot also derives from iota.
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