The chemical element of atomic number 23, a hard gray metal of the transition series, used to make alloy steels. (Symbol: V)
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- 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.
mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Old Norse Vanadis (a name of the Scandinavian goddess Freyja).
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