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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Julian  \Jul"ian\  (?;  277)  a.  [L.  Julianus  fr  Julius.  Cf 
  {July},  {Gillian}.] 
  Relating  to  or  derived  from  Julius  C[ae]sar. 
 
  {Julian  calendar},  the  calendar  as  adjusted  by  Julius 
  C[ae]sar,  in  which  the  year  was  made  to  consist  of  365 
  days,  each  fourth  year  having  366  days. 
 
  {Julian  epoch},  the  epoch  of  the  commencement  of  the  Julian 
  calendar,  or  46  b.  c. 
 
  {Julian  period},  a  chronological  period  of  7,980  years, 
  combining  the  solar,  lunar,  and  indiction  cycles  (28  x  19 
  x  15  =  7,980),  being  reckoned  from  the  year  4713  B.  C., 
  when  the  first  years  of  these  several  cycles  would 
  coincide,  so  that  if  any  year  of  the  period  be  divided  by 
  28,  19,  or  15,  the  remainder  will  be  the  year  of  the 
  corresponding  cycle.  The  Julian  period  was  proposed  by 
  Scaliger  to  remove  or  avoid  ambiguities  in  chronological 
  dates,  and  was  so  named  because  composed  of  Julian  years. 
 
 
  {Julian  year},  the  year  of  365  days,  6  hours,  adopted  in  the 
  Julian  calendar,  and  in  use  until  superseded  by  the 
  Gregorian  year,  as  established  in  the  reformed  or 
  Gregorian  calendar. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Julian 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  Julius  Caesar;  "the 
  Julian  calendar"  [syn:  {Julian}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Julian,  CA  (CDP,  FIPS  37582) 
  Location:  33.07312  N,  116.58739  W 
  Population  (1990):  1284  (775  housing  units) 
  Area:  20.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  92036 
  Julian,  NC 
  Zip  code(s):  27283 
  Julian,  NE  (village,  FIPS  24915) 
  Location:  40.52033  N,  95.86715  W 
  Population  (1990):  71  (42  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68379 
  Julian,  PA 
  Zip  code(s):  16844 
  Julian,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  25529 




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