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Jo•vi•an  ( jōvē ən),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Mythologyof or pertaining to the Roman god Jupiter.
  2. of or pertaining to the planet Jupiter.
Jovi•an•ly, adv. 
  • Latin Jov- (see Jove) + -ian
  • 1520–30

Jo•vi•an  ( jōvē ən),USA pronunciation n. (Flavius Claudius Jovianus)
  1. Ancient History, Biographicala.d. 331?–364, Roman emperor 363–364.


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Jovian /ˈdʒəʊvɪən/ adj
  1. of or relating to the god Jove (Jupiter)
  2. of, occurring on, or relating to the planet Jupiter
  3. of or relating to the giant planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune: the Jovian planets
Etymology: 16th Century: from Old Latin Jovis Jupiter
Jovian /ˈdʒəʊvɪən/ n
  1. 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



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