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[ mahy-kruh-kop-ee ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌkɒp i /

noun, plural mi·cro·cop·ies.

a microphotographic copy of a printed page or the like, as in microfilm or microfiche.

Nearby words

microcolon, microcomponent, microcomputer, microcomputing, microconstituent, microcopy, microcoria, microcornea, microcosm, microcosmic salt, microcoustic

Origin of microcopy

First recorded in 1930–35; micro- + copy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for microcopy

  • 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


/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌkɒpɪ) /

noun plural -copies

a greatly reduced photographic copy of a printed page, drawing, etc, on microfilm or microficheSometimes called: microphotograph
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