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microfiche

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noun mi·cro·fiche \ˈmī-krō-ˌfēsh, -ˌfish\

Simple Definition of microfiche

  • : a sheet of film that has very small photographs of the pages of a newspaper, magazine, etc., which are viewed by using a special machine : a sheet of microfilm

Full Definition of microfiche

plural mi·cro·fiche or mi·cro·fichesplay \-ˌfē-shəz, -ˌfēsh, -ˌfi-shəz, -ˌfish\

  1. :  a sheet of microfilm containing rows of images of printed pages

Examples of microfiche

  1. Every issue of the magazine is available on microfiche.

  2. He looked at microfiches of old magazines.



Origin of microfiche

French, from micr- micr- + fiche peg, marker in a game, index card, slip, from ficher to stick in — more at fichu


First Known Use: 1943

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