Definition of vanadium noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//vəˈneɪdiəm//
; NAmE NAmE//vəˈneɪdiəm//
[uncountable] (symbol V)
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a chemical element. Vanadium is a soft poisonous silver-grey metal that is added to some types of steel to make it stronger. Word Originmid 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Old Norse Vanadis (a name of the Scandinavian goddess Freya).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vanadium