mi·​cro·​fiche | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌfēsh How to pronounce microfiche (audio) , -ˌfish \
plural microfiche or microfiches\ ˈmī-​krō-​ˌfē-​shəz How to pronounce microfiche (audio) , -​ˌfēsh , -​ˌfi-​shəz , -​ˌfish \

Definition of microfiche

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

Examples of microfiche in a Sentence

Every issue of the magazine is available on microfiche. He looked at microfiches of old magazines.
Recent Examples on the Web Recorder Chuck Harris said the office has planned the conversion since 2013, because the office must preserve all of its documents by state statute but books dating back to 1836, microfiche and aperture cards are deteriorating with age. Amy Lavalley, chicagotribune.com, 19 May 2021 Of course, considering the history these microfiche records were not easy to work through. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 The largest pieces of machinery are two Reagan-era microfiche readers. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, 23 Oct. 2020 Brian Edwards, commander of the special victims unit, said police are combing through microfiche police reports and old log books to try to link unsolved cases to GBMC slides. Alison Knezevich, baltimoresun.com, 27 Nov. 2019 On the subject of Georges Mandel there are some good biographies, some bad biographies (one of which was written by former French president Nicolas Sarkozy), and a host of newspaper clippings on microfiche that are barely legible. James Mcauley, Town & Country, 6 Aug. 2019 Wells spent hours upon hours at Houston’s downtown library scanning shelves and scrolling through microfiche for the back story on the region. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, 18 July 2019 Mark Amundson looks at a microfiche machine at police headquarters in New York City. Alexandra Wolfe, WSJ, 10 Oct. 2018 Brick, in full beard and mustache, becomes the author of a wildly successful book series about a quirky kid and his magical microfiche machine. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of microfiche

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for microfiche

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

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“Microfiche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microfiche. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners 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

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