Oven - Encyclopedia

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OVEN (0. Eng. ofn, Ger. Ofen, cf.Gr. lirv6s, oven), a close chamber or compartment which may be raised to a considerable temperature by heat generated either within or without it. In English the term generally refers to a chamber for baking bread and other food substances, but it is also used of certain appliances employed in manufacturing operations, as in coking coal or making pottery.

See Heating.

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