What does microwave mean?

Definitions for microwave
ˈmaɪ kroʊˌweɪvmi·crowave

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. microwave(noun)

    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

  2. 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

  3. microwave, micro-cook, zap, nuke(verb)

    cook or heat in a microwave oven

    "You can microwave the leftovers"

Wiktionary

  1. microwave(Noun)

    An electromagnetic wave with wavelength between that of infrared light and radio waves.

  2. microwave(Noun)

    A microwave oven.

  3. microwave(Verb)

    To cook (something) in a microwave oven.

Freebase

  1. Microwave

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. microwave

    A type of device created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    The microwave is so easy to use and functions efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'microwave' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3439

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of microwave in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of microwave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of microwave in a Sentence

  1. Maria Caudillo:

    We came up with the idea while riding the Mexico City subway, so many commuters bring food with them on public transport, but have to wait until they reach a place with a microwave oven if they want a hot meal.

  2. Carey Balaban:

    The energy may be acoustic, pressure waves, you've probably heard of LRAD devices (or long-range acoustic devices) -- devices they've discussed in the press -- so ultrasound is one mode that could be used for this. We also could have radiofrequency. We could have microwave. We could have light -- lasers are an example of it. I'm going through these just as examples, i want to make it eminently clear that we don't know what they were exposed to and certainly can't make any inferences as to whether it was deliberate or inadvertent.

  3. Amy Simon:

    Juno's microwave radiometer probes deep into the planet's atmosphere by detecting high-frequency radio waves that can penetrate through the thick cloud layers. The data from Hubble and Gemini can tell us how thick the clouds are and how deep we are seeing into the clouds.

  4. David Knight:

    Everybody thinks video conferencing is easy and it turns out the tech is really hard to do, you don't control the network, you don't control the ISP, you don't control whether somebody turns the microwave on and interferes with the WiFi.

  5. Paul Steck:

    I want my onions grilled when I order them, and I want my pita warm from the oven, not the microwave. To me, that’s fresh. while most of the industry has gone to bagged lettuce product—there’s a whole wall of that stuff in the grocery store now—we take full heads of lettuce and chop them each day.

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