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Julian

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[ jool-yuhn ]
/ ˈdʒul yən /
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adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of Julius Caesar.
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Origin of Julian

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1585–95; <Latin Jūliānus, equivalent to Jūli(us) Julius + -ānus -an

Other definitions for Julian (2 of 2)

Julian2
[ jool-yuhn ]
/ ˈdʒul yən /

noun
Flavius Claudius Julianus; "the Apostate", a.d. 331–363, Roman emperor 361–363.
a male given name, form of Julius.
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British Dictionary definitions for Julian (1 of 2)

Julian1
/ (ˈdʒuːljən, -lɪən) /

noun
known as Julian the Apostate; Latin name Flavius Claudius Julianus. 331–363 ad, Roman emperor (361–363), who attempted to revive paganism in the Roman empire while remaining tolerant to Christians and Jews

British Dictionary definitions for Julian (2 of 2)

Julian2
/ (ˈdʒuːljən, -lɪən) /

adjective
of or relating to Julius Caesar
denoting or relating to the Julian calendar
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Scientific definitions for Julian

Julian
[ jōōlyən ]
Percy Lavon 1899-1975

American physician noted for developing cortisone and also physostigmine, a drug used to treat glaucoma and memory loss.
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