Uranian

adjective

Ura·​ni·​an yu̇-ˈrā-nē-ən How to pronounce Uranian (audio)
-nyən
: of or relating to the planet Uranus

Examples of Uranian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Finding faint moons The newfound Uranian moon is the 28th to be observed orbiting the ice giant and is also likely the smallest, measuring 5 miles (8 kilometers) across. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 28 Feb. 2024 When one Uranian pole is facing the sun, the other is shrouded in a cold, dark, 21-year-long winter. Carlyn Kranking, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Dec. 2023 The complex terrain of Ariel is viewed in this image, the best Voyager 2 color picture of the Uranian moon. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 5 May 2023 The good news is that NASA is probably about to get serious about exploring the Uranian system. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 5 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Uranian was in 1844

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“Uranian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Uranian. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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