Adjective "aeolian" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/iːˈəʊlɪən/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to or arising from the action of the wind.
  1. 'The shallow soils are derived from fluvial gravel overlain by multiple ash deposits and aeolian dust.'
  2. 'The regionally immense deposits of rich loess soils, for example in the Midwest, are also of aeolian origin.'
  3. 'Where cored the Auk Formation is easily identified because of the preservation of aeolian dune facies.'

Definitions

1. pertaining to Aeolus, or to the winds in general.

2. (usually lowercase) of or caused by the wind; wind-blown.

More examples(as adjective)

"islands can be aeolian."

"nets can be aeolian."

"harps can be aeolian."

"halls can be aeolian."

"sediments can be aeolian."

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Origin

(Aeolian)Early 17th century: from the name Aeolus + -ian.