microwaves


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mi·cro·waves

(mī'krō-wāvz),
That portion of the radio wave spectrum of shortest wavelength, including the region with wavelengths of 1 mm-30 cm (1000-300,000 megacycles per second).
Synonym(s): microelectric waves

mi·cro·waves

(mī'krō-wāvz)
That portion of the radio wave spectrum of shortest wavelength, including the region with wavelengths of 1 mm-30 cm (1000-300,000 megacycles per second).
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The lifetime of microwaves in the oven is something like millionths of a second," says physicist Louis Bloomfield.
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