microwaves
  • electromagnetic waves whose wavelengths are between 0.3 and 30 centimeters, corresponding to frequencies of between 100 and 1 GHz, respectively, although the defined interval can vary considerably. For instance, microwaves may also be defined as encompassing wavelengths from 0.1 to 100 centimeters, or between 3 centimeters and 30 centimeters, and so on. Microwaves are further subdivided into bands of frequencies, such as the L, S, C, X, and K bands, and are used extensively in satellite and cellular communications, in radars, and for cooking, among other applications. Also called microwave region (1), or microwave range (1).
  • synonym microwave range
  • synonym microwave region

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