Definition of microfilm
: a film bearing a photographic record on a reduced scale of printed or other graphic matter
Examples of microfilm in a Sentence
studying newspaper microfilms from the early 1900s
Recent Examples of microfilm from the Web
Using original-source material is important to genealogy, and those sources are frequently recorded on microfilm and microfiche.
An Oklahoma judge has awarded 10 microfilm Bibles that NASA launched into space to Mersch, who fought a legal battle with a Texas agency over who owned the tiny books.
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Origin and Etymology of microfilm
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1906See Words from the same year
First Known Use of microfilm
MICROFILM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of microfilm for English Language Learners
: film on which very small photographs of the printed pages of a newspaper, magazine, etc., are stored
MICROFILM Defined for Kids
Definition of microfilm for Students
: a film on which something (as printing) is recorded in a much smaller size
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