Jovian planet

any of the four large outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

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  • Jovian planet — noun any of the four outermost planets in the solar system; much larger than Earth and gaseous in nature (like Jupiter) • Syn: ↑gas giant • Hypernyms: ↑planet, ↑major planet • Instance Hyponyms: ↑Jupiter, ↑Neptune, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jovian planet — noun Either of the four gas giant planets in the Solar System: Jupiter, Uranus, Saturn, or Neptune …   Wiktionary

  • Jovian (disambiguation) — Jovian can refer to: *Jovian, Roman emperor (363 364 AD) *a Jovian planet, a term in astronomy, also called a Gas giant *Jovian (fiction), a hypothetical or fictional native inhabitant of the planet Jupiter, *Of or relating to the planet Jupiter …   Wikipedia

  • Jovian — /ˈdʒoʊviən/ (say johveeuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to the god Jove. 2. Astronomy of or relating to the planet Jupiter. 3. Astronomy Jovian planet, one of the four planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, all having a similar structure… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Jovian Chronicles — is a science fiction game setting published by Dream Pod 9 since 1992. It introduces a complete universe for role playing and wargaming space combat, featuring mecha, giant spacecraft and epic space battles. The setting was originally published… …   Wikipedia

  • Jovian — Jo vi*an, prop. a. Of or pertaining to Jove, or Jupiter (either the deity or the planet). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jovian — (adj.) 1520s, of Jove, from L. Jovis (see JOVE (Cf. Jove)) + IAN (Cf. ian). Meaning of the planet Jupiter is recorded from 1794. Latin Jovianus was a masculine proper name …   Etymology dictionary

  • Jovian — [jō′vē ən] adj. 1. of or like Jove (the god Jupiter); majestic 2. of the planet Jupiter 3. of or referring to the four large, gaseous planets of the solar system, specif. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune: cf. TERRESTRIAL (sense 6) …   English World dictionary

  • planet — /plan it/, n. 1. Astron. a. Also called major planet. any of the nine large heavenly bodies revolving about the sun and shining by reflected light: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto …   Universalium

  • Planet — This article is about the astronomical object. For other uses, see Planet (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

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