- Microwave is defined as the part of the electromagnetic spectrum with large infrared waves and short radio waves, an oven that cooks food very quickly or made to cook in one of these ovens.
- An example of microwave is a type of cooking that uses energy waves to cook food; microwave cooking.
- An example of microwave is frozen foods that are made to cook very quickly; microwave food.
- The definition of a microwave is a very quick cooking oven.
An example of a microwave is a built in oven with dials that pops popcorn in less than four minutes.
- Microwave means to cook in a very quick cooking oven that uses microwaves.
An example of microwave is cooking popcorn in a quick cooking oven that uses microwaves.
A microwave oven.
- designating or of that part of the electromagnetic spectrum associated with the larger infrared waves and the shorter radio waves: used for radar, communications, etc. and generally regarded as from 300,000 to 300 megahertz
- designating an oven that cooks quickly by causing microwaves to penetrate the food, generating internal heat
- designed, packaged, etc. for cooking in a microwave oven: microwave cookware, microwave popcorn
- any electromagnetic wave of microwave frequency
- a microwave oven
- A wave of microwave radiation.
- Informal A microwave oven.
transitive verbmi·cro·waved, mi·cro·wav·ing, mi·cro·waves
- mi′cro·wav′a·ble, mi′cro·wave′a·ble
(third-person singular simple present microwaves, present participle microwaving, simple past and past participle microwaved)
- To cook (something) in a microwave oven.
microwave - Computer Definition
A form of radio transmission that uses ultra-high frequencies, developed out of experiments with radar (radio detecting and ranging) during the period preceding World War II. Developed by Harald T. Friis and his associates at AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories, microwave systems are point-to-point radio systems operating in the GigaHertz (GHz) frequency range. The wavelength is in the millimeter range, which is to say that each electromagnetic cycle or waveform is in the range of a millimeter, which gives rise to the term microwave. As such high-frequency signals are especially susceptible to attenuation due to interaction with the physical matter in the atmosphere, terrestrial microwave radio beams must be tightly focused and must be amplified or repeated frequently. Microwave is a Line-of-Sight (LOS) technology as such high-frequency radio waves will not pass through solid objects of any significance. See also frequency, frequency spectrum, Friis, LOS, point-to-point, radar, radio, and wavelength.
A radio signal in the frequency range from 1 to 40 GHz or from 1 to 300 GHz, depending on the rating system. Numerous transmission systems use microwaves including line-of-sight between buildings and across vast distances, as well as communications satellites, cellular systems and wireless LANs. See spectrum.