Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The smallest bit; iota.
  • transitive verb To write down briefly or hastily.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Plump; downright.
  • To set down quickly and with few strokes in writing or sketching; make a brief note or memorandum of: usually with down.
  • To jog; jolt; bump; nudge.
  • noun An iota; a point; a tittle; the least quantity assignable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To set down; to make a brief note of; -- usually followed by down.
  • noun An iota; a point; a tittle; the smallest particle. Cf. bit, n.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An iota; a point; a tittle; the smallest particle.
  • noun a brief and hurriedly written note
  • verb To write quickly.
  • verb To go quickly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a slight but appreciable amount
  • verb write briefly or hurriedly; write a short note of
  • noun a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English jote, from Latin iōta, iota, from Greek, iota; see iota.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin iōta, from ἰῶτα (iōta).

Examples

  • Essentially, the iPhones were all Rickrolled in jot down time.

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  • Essentially, the iPhones were all Rickrolled in jot down time.

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  • Essentially, the iPhones were all Rickrolled in jot down time.

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  • Essentially, the iPhones were all Rickrolled in jot down time.

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  • Instead you use WikiWords. (create hyperlinks by using CapitalLetters with no space! supported by tens of SME applications in jot's case eg crm, project management, sales pipeline, recruitment - then you can upload files and receive updates through RSS - very kewl): SocialText did a VC round the other week (SAP I think funded) and now Jotspot come out with a very kewl collaboration feature.

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  • Instead you use WikiWords. (create hyperlinks by using CapitalLetters with no space! supported by tens of SME applications in jot's case eg crm, project management, sales pipeline, recruitment - then you can upload files and receive updates through RSS - very kewl): SocialText did a VC round the other week (SAP I think funded) and now Jotspot come out with a very kewl collaboration feature.

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  • The word jot, or yod -- '-- is the name of the Hebrew letter I, the smallest letter in the Hebrew alphabet.

    Barnes New Testament Notes

  • The reason that SMT don’t give jot is because it is not their arses’ on the line at 2. 00am behind a derelict building with Billy burglar wanting to take their head off.

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  • Zembla asked how Simon Singh should respond to the fact that there is a "jot" of evidence.

    The BCA's Reply

  • Jott.com's premise seems to be fairly simple: It helps you "jot" down your ideas and appointments, lists, reminders, etc.

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