mi·​cro·​form | \ ˈmī-krə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce microform (audio) \

Definition of microform

1 : a process for reproducing printed matter in a much reduced size documents in microform
2 : matter reproduced by microform

Examples of microform in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Apollo Prayer League finally had its day when Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell carried 100 microform Bibles to the surface of the moon and returned them to Earth. Daniel Oberhaus, WIRED, "Spaceflight and Spirituality, a Complicated Relationship," 16 July 2019 When the Regenstein Library opened in the early 1970s, Gadke took over the microforms department. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "Ray Gadke, oversaw microforms and periodicals at University of Chicago library, dies," 18 Mar. 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 The quality of a microform reproduction depends on the actions of the technician who created it. The Root, "Tracing Your Roots: Deciphering Illegible Genealogy Records," 19 May 2017 What Can Go Wrong With Record Images Microforms are reproductions of documents, recorded in miniature on film or paper. The Root, "Tracing Your Roots: Deciphering Illegible Genealogy Records," 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of microform

1944, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Microform.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microform. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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