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va·na·di·um

 (və-nā′dē-əm)
n. Symbol V
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. See Periodic Table.

[From Old Norse Vanadīs, the goddess Freya; see wen- in Indo-European roots.]

vanadium

(vəˈneɪdɪəm)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a toxic silvery-white metallic element occurring chiefly in carnotite and vanadinite and used in steel alloys, high-speed tools, and as a catalyst. Symbol: V; atomic no: 23; atomic wt: 50.9415; valency: 2–5; relative density: 6.11; melting pt: 1910±10°C; boiling pt: 3409°C
[C19: New Latin, from Old Norse Vanadis, epithet of the goddess Freya + -ium]

va•na•di•um

(vəˈneɪ di əm)

n.
a rare element occurring in certain minerals and obtained as a light gray powder or as a ductile metal: used to toughen steel. Symbol: V; at. wt.: 50.942; at. no.: 23; sp. gr.: 5.96.
[< New Latin (1830)]

va·na·di·um

(və-nā′dē-əm)
Symbol V 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. See Periodic Table.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vanadium - a soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloysvanadium - a soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including carnotite and vanadinite
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
carnotite - a yellow radioactive mineral; an ore of uranium and radium and vanadium
vanadinite - a mineral consisting of chloride and vanadate of lead; a source of vanadium
Translations
ванадий
vanad
vanadium
vanadio
vanaadium
vanadiini
vanadij
vanádium
vanadín
バナジウム
vanadis
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wanad
vanadiu
vanadij
vanadin
vanadyum

vanadium

[vəˈneɪdɪəm] Nvanadio m

vanadium

nVanadin nt, → Vanadium nt

vanadium

[vəˈneɪdɪəm] nvanadio
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