vanadium (countable and uncountable, plural vanadiums)
- A chemical element (symbol V) with atomic number 23; it is a transition metal, used in the production of special steels.
- (countable) A single atom of this element.
Terms derived from vanadium
vanadium n (uncountable)
vanadium m (uncountable)
Derived from Old Norse Vanadis, (one of the names of Freyja, goddess of beauty) + -ium (chemical element suffix), in reference to the many beautifully colored chemical compounds it produces.
vanadium n (genitive vanadiī); second declension
(New Latin) vanadium
- (uncountable) vanadium
- A part of vanadium
From English vanadium.
- IPA(key): [vanadiom], [vanadiəm], [vənediəm]
- Rhymes: -iom, -jom, -om
- vanadium (chemical element)