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microcopy

[mahy-kruh-kop-ee] /ˈmaɪ krəˌkɒp i/
noun, plural microcopies.
1.
a microphotographic copy of a printed page or the like, as in microfilm or microfiche.
Origin of microcopy
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; micro- + copy
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  • Vall pressed a lever under his screen, and a rectangle of microcopy print popped out.

    Time Crime H. Beam Piper
  • He put the microcopy in an enlarger, and carried the enlarged print with him to the conveyer room.

    Time Crime H. Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for microcopy

microcopy

/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌkɒpɪ/
noun (pl) -copies
1.
a greatly reduced photographic copy of a printed page, drawing, etc, on microfilm or microfiche Sometimes called microphotograph
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