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jot and tittle

The smallest detail(s). "Jot," derived from the word for the Greek letter "iota," is a small amount, while a "tittle" is the dot over a lowercase i. Make sure every jot and tittle in the contract is perfect. We can't lose money over some typo or technicality.
See also: and, jot, tittle

jot something down

to make a note of something. This is important. Please jot this down. Jot down this note, please.
See also: down, jot

jot down

To write down something briefly or hastily: The secretary jotted the message down. I jotted down the homework assignment.
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jot or tittle

The slightest change. In the King James version of Matthew 5:18 we read, “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” A “jot” was an iota, a very small quantity (we still use the expression “not one iota of truth”); a tittle was a tiny accent mark. Accordingly, to have said “not one jot or tittle” was a very erudite way of refusing to make even the most minor alteration.
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As a prominent supplier of production automation and testing solutions, JOT Automation's strong customer base includes industry-leading companies from different verticals such as IT, automotive, life sciences, shipping and aviation.
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Jot lets you type or paste text into a window on your computer and save the note.
Coaches who do not like to carry a clipboard around may jot down the practice plan on notecards and carry them around somewhere on their person.
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