• WordNet 3.6
    • v microwave cook or heat in a microwave oven "You can microwave the leftovers"
    • n microwave 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
    • n 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
    • ***


In literature:

All the cars sported tiny microwave antennas.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
But the microwaves were directed in a very tight beam.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
It's like a searchlight beam or a microwave beam, and it stays the same size like a pipe.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Invisible microwaves flung arrowlike through emptiness.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
The voice came on microwaves to the ship.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Air became a high-resistance conductor comparable to nichrome wire, when and where the projector sent its microwaves.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
Microwaves penetrated the mist of rapidly ionizing gases.
"The Aliens" by Murray Leinster
They're like flares, except that they operate on microwave frequencies instead of visible light.
"Hanging by a Thread" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Obviously, it had something to do with microwave transmission and reception.
"The Kenzie Report" by Mark Clifton
The air filled with a smell like Saran Wrap in a microwave.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow

In news:

Happy birthday, microwave oven .
What's the Real Story Behind the History of the Microwave Oven .
The microwave oven is a wonderful time saver.
Could you, should you, use the microwave oven .
Microwave Oven Technology Turns Frozen Foods Into Gourmet.
It is difficult to believe that the microwave oven s we use to heat soup and bake potatoes can get hot enough to fuse or melt glass.
In reality, not only can microwave oven s fuse glass, but most ovens can do it in less than 10 minutes.
Most microwaves have a rotator tray.
The convenience of microwave oven s has led to very broad usage in a relatively short period of time.
LG Electronics Tops Global Microwave Oven Market Feb 10, 2004 Printable format Email this Article Search.
LG Electronics Inc reported that it was the leading manufacturer in the global microwave oven market in 2003, topping the list for the second year in a row.
Canadian Microwave Oven Sales Up, Major Appliance Sales Solid Aug 1, 2003 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Samsung Emerges as Leader in Indian Microwave Oven Market May 30, 2003 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Is microwave radar really the panacea for continuous level measurement.
You can refrigerate leftovers for up to two days and reheat portions in the microwave.

In science:

The most robust invariant tori are conjectured to be noble tori in general (see Ref. for area-preserving maps and Ref. for the stochastic ionization of Hydrogen driven by microwaves).
Renormalization for cubic frequency invariant tori in Hamiltonian systems with two degrees of freedom
We mention that there was a report of the observation of microwave localization in two dimensions when a transmitting source is inside disordered media.
Are waves all localized in two dimensional random media?
This counterintuitive phenomenon, which was recently demonstrated in experiments on microwave resonators is called “resonance trapping”.
Statistical properties of resonance widths for open Quantum Graphs
The focus of this proposal is to implement the random walk with existing present day technology in a microwave cavity.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
All experimental results but one were obtained by direct measurements of microwave transitions for the 1s and 2s hyperfine intervals.
Simple Atoms, Quantum Electrodynamics and Fundamental Constants