[ 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.

Origin of microcopy

First recorded in 1930–35; micro- + copy
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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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