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also ae·o·li·an  (ē-ō′lē-ən, ē-ōl′yən)
Relating to, caused by, or carried by the wind.

[From Aeolus.]
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adj, n
(Classical Myth & Legend) a variant spelling of Aeolian
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(iˈoʊ li ən)
n., adj.


(iˈoʊ li ən)

1. (l.c.) of or pertaining to sand or rock material carried or arranged by the wind.
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Noun1.Eolian - a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
Hellene, Greek - a native or inhabitant of Greece
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Dense vegetation coverage protects the coast against erosion caused by the eolian processes (Vila et al.
Eolian processes, recorded by sandsheet accumulation, were dominant along the Yukon River immediately to the east during the latest Pleistocene, as recently as 10200 [.sup.14.C] yrs BP (Froese et al., 2005).
Eolian processes and dune changes at developed and undeveloped sites, Island Beach, New Jersey.