Eolian

[ ee-oh-lee-uh n ]
/ iˈoʊ li ən /
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adjective

(lowercase) Geology. noting or pertaining to sand or rock material carried or arranged by the wind.

noun

Origin of Eolian

First recorded in 1920–25

Definition for eolian (2 of 2)

Aeolian

2

or E·o·li·an

[ ee-oh-lee-uh n ]
/ iˈoʊ li ən /

adjective

Also Aeolic. belonging to a nation of people in ancient Greece named after Aeolus, its legendary founder.

noun

a member of one of the four main divisions of the prehistoric Greeks.Compare Achaean(def 5), Dorian1(def 2), Ionian(def 3).

Origin of Aeolian

2
1580–90; < Latin Aeoli(ī) (< Greek Aioleîs the Aeolians, with change of suffix) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for eolian (1 of 3)

Eolian

/ (iːˈəʊlɪən) /

adjective, noun

a variant spelling of Aeolian

British Dictionary definitions for eolian (2 of 3)

aeolian

/ (iːˈəʊlɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to the wind; produced or carried by the wind

Word Origin for aeolian

C18: from Aeolus, god of the winds

British Dictionary definitions for eolian (3 of 3)

Aeolian

Eolian

/ (iːˈəʊlɪən) /

noun

a member of a Hellenic people who settled in Thessaly and Boeotia and colonized Lesbos and parts of the Aegean coast of Asia Minor

adjective

of or relating to this people or their dialect of Ancient Greek; Aeolic
of or relating to Aeolus
denoting or relating to an authentic mode represented by the ascending natural diatonic scale from A to A: the basis of the modern minor keySee also Hypo-
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Science definitions for eolian (1 of 2)

eolian

Relating to, caused by, or carried by the wind. Loess is an eolian deposit.

Science definitions for eolian (2 of 2)

aeolian

[ ē-ōlē-ən ]

See eolian.

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