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Why is a microwave called a microwave?


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Because of the size of the waves it produces. It heats and cooks food by exposing it to electromagnetic radiation in the microwave frequency range.

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Because the waves that do the cooking are in the microwave band of the electromagnetic spectrum. They vibrate water molecules and cause them to heat up.

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