Vanadium meaning

və-nādē-əm
A chemical element, (symbol V) with an atomic number of 23; it is a transition metal, used in the production of special steels.
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A bright white, soft, ductile metallic element found in several minerals, notably vanadinite and carnotite, having good structural strength and used in rust-resistant high-speed tools, as a carbon stabilizer in some steels, as a titanium-steel bonding agent, and as a catalyst. Atomic number 23; atomic weight 50.942; melting point 1,910°C; boiling point 3,407°C; specific gravity 6.0 (18.7°C); valence 2, 3, 4, 5.
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A rare, malleable, ductile, silver-white, metallic chemical element: it is alloyed with steel, to which it adds tensile strength, and is used in nuclear applications, etc.: symbol, V; at. no. 23
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A soft, bright-white metallic element that occurs naturally in several minerals. It has good structural strength and is used especially to make strong varieties of steel. Atomic number 23; atomic weight 50.942; melting point 1,890°C; boiling point 3,000°C; specific gravity 6.11; valence 2, 3, 4, 5.
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Origin of vanadium

  • From Old Norse Vanadīs the goddess Freya wen-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Vanadis, a name of Freyja + -ium

    From Wiktionary