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an extremely small amount
  • How to Memorize
    • iota - bit
  • Analysis

    An ‘iota’ is a scarcely detectable amount of something. The word is typically used to emphasize the lack of something and implies a sense of frustration or disappointment. It is most commonly encountered in a professional context and is usually preceded by either ‘one’ or ‘an’.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsshred, scintilla, particle,
    Antonymsabundance, quantity, surplus,
  • Example(s)
    1. Adam said that the data loss was due to Maria’s mishandling of the transfer, but I haven’t seen one iota of evidence to back up his claim.

    2. My son will not take over my business when I retire. He does not even have an iota of interest in running a shop.

    3. I knew they were making the wrong decision, but nothing I said seemed to make an iota of difference.