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Likely from Eolus (god of wind), Aeolian (relating to Eolus), or aeolo- (of woodwind instruments), all via Latin Aeolus from Ancient Greek Αἴολος (Aíolos), plus -ation, a suffix denoting a process or the result of a process.


eolation (plural eolations)

  1. (geology, meteorology) Any effect of wind on land.
    • 1910, Charles R. Keyes, “Deflation and the relative efficiency of erosional processes under conditions of aridity”, in Bulletin of the Geological Society of America[1], page 566:
      Eolian erosion, wind scour, or eolation, must ever grow in effectiveness as the history of our globe goes on and erosion lasts.