mi·cro·fiche | \ˈmī-krō-ˌfēsh, -ˌfish\
plural microfiche or microfiches\-ˌfē-shəz, -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.

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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 Owing to their historical import, many of Gernsback's publications are now preserved at the Smithsonian Libraries on microfiche and in print, 50 years after his death on August 19, 1967. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "Fifty Years Later, Remembering Sci-Fi Pioneer Hugo Gernsback," 18 Aug. 2017 It’s the largest public library in the country after the Library of Congress, with a staggering inventory of more than 50 million individual items—books, films, cassette tapes, microfiche, newspapers—spread across 92 locations in New York City. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "The Wondrous Complexity of the New York Public Library," 5 Oct. 2017 Owing to their historical import, many of Gernsback's publications are now preserved at the Smithsonian Libraries on microfiche and in print, 50 years after his death on August 19, 1967. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "Remembering Sci-Fi Pioneer Hugo Gernsback," 18 Aug. 2017 The street-naming committee sifted through microfiche at libraries to find relatives, but did not always succeed in doing so. Susan Christian Goulding, Orange County Register, "Soldier’s family learns 46 years after his death in Vietnam that a Tustin street bears his name – DuRoy," 19 Apr. 2017 Using original-source material is important to genealogy, and those sources are frequently recorded on microfilm and microfiche. The Root, "Tracing Your Roots: Deciphering Illegible Genealogy Records," 19 May 2017

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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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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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