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Meaning of MARTIAN

Pronunciation:  'mârshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  imaginary people who live on the planet Mars
  2. [adj]  of or relating to the planet Mars (or its fictional inhabitants)

MARTIAN is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: imaginary being, imaginary creature



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mar"tian\, a. [L. Martius.]
    Of or pertaining to Mars, the Roman god of war, or to the
    planet bearing his name; martial.
  2. \Mar"tian\, n.
    An inhabitant of the planet Mars. --Du Maurier.
Computing Dictionary

packets that turn up unexpectedly on the wrong network because of bogus routing entries. Also a packet which has an altogether bogus (non-registered or ill-formed) internet address, such as the test loopback interface []. Such a packet will come back labelled with a source address that is clearly not of this earth. "The domain server is getting lots of packets from Mars. Does that gateway have a martian filter?"

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