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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

 (jō′vē-ən)
adj.
1. Roman Mythology Of, relating to, or resembling Jupiter.
2. Of, relating to, or resembling the planet Jupiter.

Jovian

(ˈdʒəʊvɪən)
adj
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]

Jovian

(ˈdʒəʊvɪən)
n
(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

Jo•vi•an

(ˈdʒoʊ vi ən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the Roman god Jupiter.
2. of or pertaining to the planet Jupiter.
[1520–30]
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.
The war has been won, the Jovians are free of the tyranny of Phobos, but the planet now lies in ruins.
But their intentions may not be entirely benign, as Galileo is pulled into the future to advise the Jovians on how to deal with alien lifeforms discovered beneath the surface of the icy moon, Europa.