Titanian

See also: titanian

EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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, p. 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

NounEdit

Titanian (plural Titanians)

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