Motion of a celestial object from one place to another; local motion.
‘Copernicus placed the Sun at the centre of the Universe, exempt from any sort of lation.’;
(inorganic chemistry) The process by which metal ions form polymeric oxides in aqueous solution.
In inorganic chemistry, olation is the process by which metal ions form polymeric oxides in aqueous solution. The phenomenon is important for understanding the relationship between metal aquo complexes and metal oxides, which are represented by many minerals.