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Jo·vi·an 1

 (jō′vē-ən) Originally Flavius Jovianus. ad 331?-364.
Emperor of Rome (363-364). He made peace with the Persians by giving up all Roman territories beyond the Tigris River.

Jo·vi·an 2

1. Roman Mythology Of, relating to, or resembling Jupiter.
2. Of, relating to, or resembling the planet Jupiter.


1. (Classical Myth & Legend) of or relating to the god Jove (Jupiter)
2. (Astronomy) of, occurring on, or relating to the planet Jupiter
3. (Astronomy) of or relating to the giant planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune: the Jovian planets.
[C16: from Old Latin Jovis Jupiter]


(Biography) full name Flavius Claudius Jovianus. ?331–364 ad, Roman emperor (363–64): he made peace with Persia, relinquishing Roman provinces beyond the Tigris, and restored privileges to the Christians


(ˈdʒoʊ vi ən)

1. of or pertaining to the Roman god Jupiter.
2. of or pertaining to the planet Jupiter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.Jovian - of or pertaining to or characteristic of or resembling the planet Jupiter; "Jovian satellites"
2.Jovian - of or pertaining to or befitting the Roman deity Jupiter; "Jovian thunderbolts"; "Jovian wrath"
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It possesses zones of perpetual springs, summers, autumns, and winters; every Jovian may choose for himself what climate he likes, and there spend the whole of his life in security from all variations of temperature.
In late December, when it passes within 10 million kilometers, Cassini will make observations in conjunction with the Galileo craft, which has toured the Jovian system since late 1995.
Those four moons--the only ones big enough for Galileo to see--have 1,000 times the girth of the latest Jovian find.
Ten million years is more than enough time to build a Jovian planet from itinerant gas and dust, notes Boss.
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A combination of images, spectra, and magnetic field measurements suggested that another Jovian moon, Ganymede, may also have had and may still harbor an ocean (158:404*).
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A football-size space probe could provide a low-cost way to determine whether there's a liquid ocean on the Jovian moon Europa.
Stephanie Chaufournier joins the company as senior vice president of product management, and Jovian Ho has been promoted to senior vice president of information systems and technology.
Those moves will save NASA some $750 thousand, but they mean that when Galileo flies within 500 km of the inner Jovian moon Amalthea in November, it will be blind.
Flying your bird with total 360 degree, "fly-anywhere" freedom, the action takes place over 4 campaigns throughout 51 futuristic domed environments that are a mix of city, industrial, residential and agricultural communities on the Jovian moon, Callisto.