iota meaning, iota definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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1       quant   If you say that there is not an iota or not one iota of something, you are emphasizing that there is not even a very small amount of it.  
with brd-neg, QUANT of n-uncount     (emphasis)    (=jot)  
He's never shown an iota of interest in any kind of work.     
2    You can use an iota or one iota to emphasize a negative statement. Not an iota or not one iota means not even to a small extent or degree.  
an iota/one iota      phrase   with brd-neg, PHR after v     (emphasis)    (=jot)  
Our credit standards haven't changed one iota.     
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atom, bit, grain, hint, jot, mite, particle, scintilla     (rare)   scrap, speck, tittle, trace, whit  

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