See also: titanian

English edit

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /taɪˈteɪni.ən/ (senses 1, 2)
  • IPA(key): /tɪˈtɑːni.ən/ (senses 3, 4)

Adjective edit

Titanian (not comparable)

  1. (mythology) Of the Titans
    • 1674, Milton, Paradise Lost:
      As whom the fables name of monstrous size, / Titanian or earth-born, that warred on Jove,
  2. (astronomy) Of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.
    • 1974, McDonough & Brice, "The Saturnian 'Gas-Doughnut' Hypothesis", in A. Woszczyk, ed., Exploration of the Planetary System, p 484
      if Trafton's (1972) detection of Titanian H2 is correct, ...
    • 2006, Kevin W. Plaxco, Michael Gross, Astrobiology: A Brief Introduction, Johns Hopkins University Press, page 238:
      The Titanian atmosphere consists predominantly of nitrogen gas, with only a few percent methane, the simplest organic molecule.
  3. Of the faerie queen Titania
    • 2002, Lewis, Anthony Burgess: A Biography, page 387:
      the yin and the yang, or the Oberonic and the Titanian
  4. (astronomy) Of Titania, the largest moon of Uranus.
    • 1985, Piers Anthony, Bio of a Space Tyrant, vol. 3: Politician:
      an isolated colony of Uranus' moon Titania, one of the diminishing vestiges of the Titanian Empire

Noun edit

Titanian (plural Titanians)

  1. (science fiction) An inhabitant of Titan (the Saturnian moon) or of Titania