Definitions

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  • adj. In orbit around the planet Jupiter.
  • n. Any of the moons or satellites of the planet Jupiter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the moons or satellites of the planet Jupiter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Surrounding or moving about the planet Jupiter.
  • n. One of the planet Jupiter's moons or satellites.

Etymologies

circum- +‎ Jovial (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I am so far from disbelieving in the existence of the four circumjovial planets, that I long for a telescope to anticipate you, if possible, in discovering two round Mars (as the proportion seems to me to require), six or eight round Saturn, and perhaps one each round Mercury and

    The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'

  • THEOREM V. ` ` That the circumjovial planets gravitate towards Jupiter; the circumsaturnal towards Saturn; the circumsolar towards the sun; and by the forces of their gravity are drawn off from rectilinear motions, and retained in curvilinear orbits.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume II: The Beginnings of Modern Science

  • But I am so far from disbelieving the existence of the four circumjovial planets that I long for a telescope to anticipate you if possible in discovering two round Mars -- as the proportion seems to me to require -- six or eight round Saturn, and one each round Mercury and

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11

  • I am so far from disbelieving the existence of the four circumjovial planets, that I long for a telescope, to anticipate you, if possible, in discovering _two_ round Mars, as the proportion seems to require, _six_ or _eight_ round

    The Martyrs of Science, or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler

  • What Newton found was that these different kinds of phenomena ” including circumjovial orbits, planetary orbits, as well as falling bodies ” share an essential property, namely the same cause.

    William Whewell

  • "But I am so far from disbelieving the existence of the four circumjovial planets that I long for a telescope to anticipate you if possible in discovering two round Mars (as the proportion seems to me to require) six or eight round Saturn, and one each round

    Pioneers of Science

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