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1 a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note [syn: jotting]
2 a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic" [syn: touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, speck, soupcon] v : write briefly or hurriedly; write a short note of [syn: jot down] [also: jotting, jotted]

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  1. An iota; a point; a tittle; the smallest particle.


an iota


  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.


to go quickly

Extensive Definition

Jot or JOT may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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