Adjective "jovian" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈdʒəʊvɪən/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Of or like the god Jove (or Jupiter).
    Relating to the planet Jupiter or the class of giant planets to which Jupiter belongs.
    1. 'the Jovian planets'
    2. 'The first recorded sighting was by Galileo, who observed its conjunction with Jupiter in 1612 and mistook it for one of the Jovian moons.'
    3. 'Another Jovian moon, Io, surprised astronomers by indications of volcanic activity.'

    noun

    A hypothetical or fictional inhabitant of the planet Jupiter.
    1. 'Please encourage the Jovians not to look for us.'
    2. 'Galileo wrote of people living on Jupiter, and how the moons of Jupiter would appear to Jovians, as opposed to the way we see them on Earth, but the other three looked to the Moon.'

    Definitions

    1. (Flavius Claudius Jovianus) a.d. 331?–364, Roman emperor 363–36

    4. Jovian [joh-vee-uh n] /ˈdʒoʊ vi ən/ Spell Syllables adjective

    1. of or relating to the Roman god Jupiter.

    2. of or relating to the planet Jupiter.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "atmospheres can be jovian."

    "interiors can be jovian."

    "fields can be jovian."

    "magnetospheres can be jovian."

    "moons can be jovian."

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    Origin

    (Jovian)