What does microwave mean?

Definitions for microwave
ˈmaɪ kroʊˌweɪvmi·crowave

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. microwavenoun

    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 ovenverb

    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, nukeverb

    cook or heat in a microwave oven

    "You can microwave the leftovers"

Wiktionary

  1. microwavenoun

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

  2. microwavenoun

    A microwave oven.

  3. microwaveverb

    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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  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. Drew Hiatts:

    It was just a way of life. People are just getting back to where they started from. ... Back then, no one went to the farmers' market and bought microwave dinners.

  2. 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.

  3. Marc Postman:

    While the cosmic microwave background tells us about the first 450,000 years after the big bang, the cosmic optical background tells us something about the sum total of all the stars that have ever formed since then, it puts a constraint on the total number of galaxies that have been created, and where they might be in time.

  4. Courtney Allen:

    I think one of the important things is to identify in what stage of the process kids are injuring themselves, is it because they're pulling it down themselves from the microwave ? Is it because when they walk they're not coordinated enough and they spill ? Or is it actually when they're eating it that it's tipping ?

  5. Mitch Hedberg:

    I don't have a microwave oven but I do have a clock that occasionally cooks shit.

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