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vəˈneɪ di əmvana·di·um

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vanadium, V, atomic number 23(noun)

    a soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including carnotite and vanadinite

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  1. Vanadium(n.)

    A rare element of the nitrogen-phosphorus group, found combined, in vanadates, in certain minerals, and reduced as an infusible, grayish-white metallic powder. It is intermediate between the metals and the non-metals, having both basic and acid properties. Symbol V (or Vd, rarely). Atomic weight 50.94 (C12=12.000).

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Icel. Vanads, a surname of the Scandinavian goddess Freya.]

Wiktionary

  1. vanadium(Noun)

    A chemical element, (symbol V) with an atomic number of 23; it is a transition metal, used in the production of special steels.

  2. Origin: Vanadis, a name of Freyja + -ium

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vanadium(noun)

    a rare element of the nitrogen-phosphorus group, found combined, in vanadates, in certain minerals, and reduced as an infusible, grayish-white metallic powder. It is intermediate between the metals and the non-metals, having both basic and acid properties. Symbol V (or Vd, rarely). Atomic weight 51.2

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Icel. Vanads, a surname of the Scandinavian goddess Freya.]

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  1. Vanadium

    Vanadium is a chemical element with the symbol V and atomic number 23. It is a hard, silvery gray, ductile and malleable transition metal. The element is found only in chemically combined form in nature, but once isolated artificially, the formation of an oxide layer stabilizes the free metal somewhat against further oxidation. Andrés Manuel del Río discovered compounds of vanadium in 1801 by analyzing a new lead-bearing mineral he called "brown lead," and presumed its qualities were due to the presence of a new element, which he named erythronium since, upon heating, most of its salts turned from their initial color to red. Four years later, however, he was convinced by other scientists that erythronium was identical to chromium. Chlorides of vanadium were generated in 1830 by Nils Gabriel Sefström who thereby proved that a new element was involved, which he named "vanadium" after the Germanic goddess of beauty and fertility, Vanadís. Both names were attributed to the wide range of colors found in vanadium compounds. Del Rio's lead mineral was later renamed vanadinite for its vanadium content. In 1867 Henry Enfield Roscoe obtained the pure element.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vanadium

    van-ā′di-um, n. a rare metal somewhat resembling silver in appearance, very brittle and infusible, and unoxidisible either by air or water.—ns. Van′adāte, Vanā′diāte, a salt formed by vanadic acid combined with a base.—adjs. Vanad′ic, Vanā′dious, Van′adous, pertaining to or obtained from vanadium; Vanadif′erous, yielding vanadium.—n. Van′adinite, a compound of lead vanadate and lead chloride. [Named from Vanadis, a Scandinavian goddess.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Vanadium

    a metallic silver-white elementary body of rare occurrence, and occurring in very small quantities; discovered first in 1801 by Del Rio.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Vanadium

    A metallic element with the atomic symbol V, atomic number 23, and atomic weight 50.94. It is used in the manufacture of vanadium steel. Prolonged exposure can lead to chronic intoxication caused by absorption usually via the lungs.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vanadium in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vanadium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of vanadium in a Sentence

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    The challenge with existing flow batteries is that they lean heavily on materials like vanadium and zinc bromide which are extremely expensive and toxic, ours is neither of that.

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