Meaning of vanadium in English:


Pronunciation /vəˈneɪdɪəm/

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(also V)
mass noun
  • The chemical element of atomic number 23, a hard grey metal of the transition series, used to make alloy steels.

    ‘For high strength grades, aluminum, vanadium, or columbium may be used for grain refinement.’
    • ‘Nitrogen additions to high-strength steels containing vanadium have become commercially important because the additions enhance precipitation hardening.’
    • ‘When waste oils are burned in incinerators, toxic metals such as nickel, vanadium and cadmium get ensnared in the particles given off into the atmosphere.’
    • ‘Could you add carbon to titanium or vanadium to make them even harder and stronger?’
    • ‘Among the most important minerals for supplementation are chromium, magnesium, and vanadium.’


Mid 19th century modern Latin, from Old Norse Vanadis (a name of the Scandinavian goddess Freya).