Definitions for microwaveˈmaɪ kroʊˌweɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mi•cro•waveˈmaɪ kroʊˌweɪv(n.; v.)-waved, -wav•ing.
(n.)an electromagnetic wave of extremely high frequency, 1 GHz or more, and having wavelengths of from 1 mm to 30 cm.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Cooking
Ref: microwave oven.
(v.t.)to cook or heat in a microwave oven.
Origin of microwave:
a short electromagnetic wave (longer than infrared but shorter than radio waves); used for radar and microwave ovens and for transmitting telephone, facsimile, video and data
microwave, microwave oven(verb)
kitchen appliance that cooks food by passing an electromagnetic wave through it; heat results from the absorption of energy by the water molecules in the food
microwave, micro-cook, zap, nuke(verb)
cook or heat in a microwave oven
"You can microwave the leftovers"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to cook sth in a microwave oven
I don't like to microwave meat.
An electromagnetic wave with wavelength between that of infrared light and radio waves.
A microwave oven.
To cook (something) in a microwave oven.
Microwaves are radio waves with wavelengths ranging from as long as one meter to as short as one millimeter, or equivalently, with frequencies between 300 MHz and 300 GHz. This broad definition includes both UHF and EHF, and various sources use different boundaries. In all cases, microwave includes the entire SHF band at minimum, with RF engineering often putting the lower boundary at 1 GHz, and the upper around 100 GHz. The prefix "micro-" in "microwave" is not meant to suggest a wavelength in the micrometer range. It indicates that microwaves are "small" compared to waves used in typical radio broadcasting, in that they have shorter wavelengths. The boundaries between far infrared light, terahertz radiation, microwaves, and ultra-high-frequency radio waves are fairly arbitrary and are used variously between different fields of study. Microwave technology is extensively used for point-to-point telecommunications. Microwaves are especially suitable for this use since they are more easily focused into narrow beams than radio waves, their comparatively higher frequencies allow broad bandwidth and high data flow, and also allowing smaller antenna size because antenna size is inversely proportional to transmitted frequency. Microwaves are the principal means by which data, TV, and telephone communications are transmitted between ground stations and to and from satellites. Microwaves are also employed in microwave ovens and in radar technology.
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Translations for microwave
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(also microwave oven ) an oven that heats or cooks food very quickly using electromagnetic waves.
- مِكروويف: فُرن يَعْمَل بالمَوجات الصَّغيرَهArabic
- микровълнова фурнаBulgarian
- micro-ondasPortuguese (BR)
- mikrovlnná troubaCzech
- die Microwelle, der MikrowellenofenGerman
- φούρνος μικροκυμάτωνGreek
- میکرو ویوFarsi
- (fourà) micro–ondesFrench
- सूक्ष्म तरंगHindi
- mikrovalna pećnicaCroatian
- oven gelombang mikroIndonesian
- (forno a) microondeItalian
- 전자 레인지Korean
- mikrobangų krosnelėLithuanian
- mikroviļņu krāsnsLatvian
- gelombang mikroMalay
- kuchenka mikrofalowaPolish
- میکرو ویوPersian
- داښ، مايكرو وفPashto
- микроволновая печьRussian
- mikrovlnná rúraSlovak
- mikrovalovna pečicaSlovenian
- mikrotalasna pećnicaSerbian
- mikrodalga fırınTurkish
- 微波Chinese (Trad.)
- мікрохвильова пічUkrainian
- برقناطیسی لہرUrdu
- vi sóngVietnamese
- 微波Chinese (Simp.)
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