|1.||Of or pertaining to the god, or the planet, Jupiter.|
|3.||Gay; merry; joyous; jolly; mirth-inspiring; hilarious; characterized by mirth or jollity; |
|Adj.||1.||jovial - full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh"|
|(language)||JOVIAL - (Jule's Own Version of IAL) A version of IAL
produced by Jules I. Schwartz in 1959-1960. JOVIAL was based
on ALGOL 58, with extensions for large scale real-time
programming. It saw extensive use by the US Air Force. The
data elements were items, entries (records) and tables.|
Versions include JOVIAL I (IBM 709, 1960), JOVIAL II (IBM 7090, 1961) and JOVIAL 3 (1965). Dialects: J3, JOVIAL J73, JS, JTS.
Ada/Jovial Newsletter, Dale Lange +1 (513) 255-4472.
[CACM 6(12):721, Dec 1960].