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 The largest pieces of machinery are two Reagan-era microfiche readers. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: The biggest wildfire threat to homes is something very small," 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, "Millions in state, federal money ready to help Maryland police departments test rape kits, some years old," 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, "The Haunting of Paris: Georges Mandel and the Long Legacy of Nazi Violence," 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, "Deer Park resident remembered for chronicling city’s history," 18 July 2019 Mark Amundson looks at a microfiche machine at police headquarters in New York City. Alexandra Wolfe, WSJ, "I Want You…to Solve the Mystery of the Missing Nude," 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, "'The Middle' finale recap: Tears, laughs, and one last road trip," 22 May 2018 In the second half of the century, entire libraries were transferred to microform, spun on microfilm reels, or served on tiny microfiche platters, while the crumbling originals were thrown away or pulped. Maria Bustillos, Longreads, "The Internet Isn’t Forever," 20 Feb. 2018 Anderson won her second straight slopestyle gold medal last week with an efficient but wind-hampered run that came straight from the days of microfiche. Eddie Pells, The Seattle Times, "Sick tricks! Big Air bounds into Olympics on a high note," 18 Feb. 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 16 Jan. 2021.

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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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