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Oven vs. Microwave

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Ovennoun

A chamber used for baking or heating.

Microwavenoun

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

Ovennoun

A place arched over with brick or stonework, and used for baking, heating, or drying; hence, any structure, whether fixed or portable, which may be heated for baking, drying, etc.; esp., now, a chamber in a stove, used for baking or roasting.

Microwavenoun

A microwave oven.

Ovennoun

kitchen appliance used for baking or roasting

Microwaveverb

(transitive) To cook (something) in a microwave oven.

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Oven

An oven is a tool which is used to expose materials to a hot environment. Ovens contain a hollow chamber and provide a means of heating the chamber in a controlled way.

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

Microwavenoun

kitchen appliance that cooks food by passing an electromagnetic wave through it; heat is produced by the absorption of microwave energy by the water molecules in the food

Microwaveverb

cook or heat in a microwave oven;

‘You can microwave the left-overs’;

Microwavenoun

an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength in the range 0.001–0.3 m, shorter than that of a normal radio wave but longer than those of infrared radiation. Microwaves are used in radar, in communications, and for heating in microwave ovens and in various industrial processes

‘microwave radiation’;

Microwavenoun

an oven that uses microwaves to cook or heat food

‘a cheesecake was defrosting in the microwave’;

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Microwaveverb

cook (food) in a microwave oven

‘he microwaved some steak out of the freezer’;

Microwave

Microwave is a form of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths ranging from about one meter to one millimeter corresponding to frequencies between 300 MHz and 300 GHz respectively. Different sources define different frequency ranges as microwaves; the above broad definition includes both UHF and EHF (millimeter wave) bands.

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