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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"
References in classic literature ?
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.
One long-time candidate is the heat that continually emanates from the Jovian interior, a power source that exceeds the energy Jupiter absorbs from the Sun.
Ten million years is more than enough time to build a Jovian planet from itinerant gas and dust, notes Boss.
Now space physicists believe that these titanic bolts do more than just light up the Jovian night.
3, as the craft flew within 351 km of Europa, its magnetometer measured a change in the direction of the moon's own magnetic field in sync with the variations in the Jovian field.
For the first time, the hit series comes to the Asian shores and will be hosted by renowned Malaysian fashion designer Jovian Mandagie and Sabahan TV personality and actress Daphne Iking with the premiere of Say Yes to the Dress Asia.
Using data from the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton and NASA's Chandra X-ray observatories, scientists realized that the aurora on the Jovian south pole pulse regularly, every 11 minutes while those at Jupiter's north pole behaved erratically, brightening and diminishing completely independently of their south pole counterparts.
The flyby was the spacecraft's fourth perijove pass, which brought it just 4,300 km (2,670 mi) above the Jovian cloudtops.
DILG-NCR Regional Director Maria Lourdes Agustin, and Assistant Regional Director Juan Jovian Ingeniero handed over the award to the lupon members of Barangay San Bartolome.
Jovian relates to which planet in our solar system?
Of the many symbolic references in the etching, one often cited is the magic square as a Jovian device used to counteract the unfavorable influence of Saturn.
Oil company Rockdale Resources (OTC PINK:BBLS) announced on Monday that it has completed the acquisition of 10% Working Interest (WI) in the 2,600 acre Slick Unit Dutcher Sands oil field (SUDS) in Oklahoma from SUDS Properties (SPL), a subsidiary of Houston-based Jovian Resources (Jovian), for an unknown amount.