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Use for the pure metallic element having symbol V and atomic number 23; a pale gray metal with a silvery luster. Use also for this metal as processed and formed, usually in combination with other substances, to make various objects and materials, particularly steel.

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nonferrous metal

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11yrs ago

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Maker: Owen, Elspeth

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