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1. Roman Mythology The supreme god, patron of the Roman state and brother and husband of Juno. He came to be identified with the Greek Zeus. Also called Jove.
2. Astronomy The fifth planet from the sun, the largest and most massive in the solar system, having a sidereal period of revolution about the sun of 11.86 years at a mean distance of 778.6 million kilometers (483.8 million miles), a mean diameter of approximately 143,000 kilometers (89,000 miles), and a mass approximately 320 times that of Earth.
(Classical Myth & Legend) (in Roman tradition) the king and ruler of the Olympian gods. Greek counterpart: Zeus
(Celestial Objects) the largest of the planets and the fifth from the sun. It has 67 satellites and is surrounded by a transient planar ring system consisting of dust particles. Mean distance from sun: 778 million km; period of revolution around sun: 11.86 years; period of axial rotation: 9.83 hours; diameter and mass: 11.2 and 317.9 times that of earth respectively. See Galilean satellite
Ju•pi•ter(ˈdʒu pɪ tər)
1. the supreme deity of the ancient Romans, associated with the sky and rain: identified with the Greek god Zeus.
2. the planet fifth in order from the sun, having an equatorial diameter of 88,729 mi. (142,796 km), a mean distance from the sun of 483.6 million mi. (778.3 million km), a period of revolution of 11.86 years, and at least 14 moons. It is the largest planet in the solar system, encircled by a series of rings similar to but smaller than those of Saturn.
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|Noun||1.||Jupiter - the largest planet and the 5th from the sun; has many satellites and is one of the brightest objects in the night sky|
solar system - the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
|2.||Jupiter - (Roman mythology) supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus|
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
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