Radio vs Microwave - What's the difference?

radio | microwave |

As verbs the difference between radio and microwave

is that radio is while microwave is to cook (something) in a microwave oven.

As a noun microwave is

an electromagnetic wave with wavelength between that of infrared light and radio waves.



(wikipedia radio)


  • (uncountable) The technology that allows for the transmission of sound or other signals by modulation of electromagnetic waves.
  • (countable) A device that can capture (receive) the signal sent over radio waves and render the modulated signal as sound.
  • (countable) A device that can transmit radio signals.
  • (Internet, uncountable) The continuous broadcasting of sound recordings via the Internet in the style of traditional radio.
  • Synonyms

    * (device to capture radio signal) tuner, wireless, receiver


    (en verb)
  • (intransitive, transitive, ambitransitive) To use two-way radio to transmit (a message) (to another radio or other radio operator).
  • I think the boat is sinking; we'd better radio''' for help.'' / ''I '''radioed''' him already.'' / '''''Radio''' the coordinates this time.'' / ''OK. I '''radioed them the coordinates.
  • To order or assist (to a location), using telecommunications.
  • * 2002 , Jack Dave, Death Bridge , iUniverse, ISBN 978-0-595-21407-5, page 40:
  • “Could you call them here? I'd like to talk to them. Or if they're out in the field, radio them in.”
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    (en noun)
  • An electromagnetic wave with wavelength between that of infrared light and radio waves.
  • A microwave oven.
  • Derived terms

    * convection microwave * microwave-proof * microwave-safe

    See also

    * longwave, mediumwave, shortwave, radio wave * radio frequency, UHF, SHF * radio band, K band, Ka band, Ku band, X band


  • To cook (something) in a microwave oven.
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  • A vengeful mother-of-three has been jailed for 168 days after being convicted of killing a neighbour's kitten by microwaving the 10-week-old pet.


    * (cook in a microwave oven) nuke (colloquial)

    Derived terms

    * microwavable, microwaveable * microwave-proof * microwave-safe

    See also

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