jot

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From Latin iōta, from ἰῶτα (iôta).

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jot (plural jots)

  1. An iota; a point; a tittle; the smallest particle.
    He didn't care a jot for his work.
    • Bible, Matthew v. 18
      Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
    • Shakespeare
      Neither will they bate / One jot of ceremony.
  2. A brief and hurriedly written note.
    • 1662, Henry More, An Antidote Against Atheism, Book II, A Collection of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More, p. 53:
      "I say, it is no uneven jot, to pass from the more faint and obscure examples of Spermatical life to the more considerable effects of general Motion in Minerals, Metalls, and sundry Meteors ..."

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jot (third-person singular simple present jots, present participle jotting, simple past and past participle jotted)

  1. (usually with "down") To write quickly.
    Tell me your order, so I can jot it down.
  2. (usually with "over") To go quickly.
    Just jot over there to the US Space and Rocket Center and give it a look.

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