Definition of aeolian in English:


Line breaks: ae|olian
Pronunciation: /iːˈəʊlɪən
(US also eolian)


chiefly Geology
Relating to or arising from the action of the wind: fluvial and eolian sediments
More example sentences
  • Where cored the Auk Formation is easily identified because of the preservation of aeolian dune facies.
  • The term also acknowledges the predominant aeolian dune component of the coastal barriers.
  • The shallow soils are derived from fluvial gravel overlain by multiple ash deposits and aeolian dust.


early 17th century: from the name Aeolus + -ian.

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