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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 383 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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OVEN (O. Eng. of n,Ger. Ofen, cf. Gr. Irvin, 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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