[ mahy-kruh-feesh ]
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noun,plural mi·cro·fiche, mi·cro·fich·es.
  1. a flat sheet of microfilm in a form suitable for filing, typically measuring 4 by 6 inches (10 by 15 centimeters) and containing microreproductions, as of printed or graphic matter, in a grid pattern.

verb (used with object),mi·cro·fiched, mi·cro·fi·ching.
  1. to enter or record on a microfiche: The correspondence was microfiched for easy storage.

Origin of microfiche

First recorded in 1945–50; micro- + French fiche “small card”
  • Also called fiche, film card.

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British Dictionary definitions for microfiche


/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌfiːʃ) /

  1. a sheet of film, usually the size of a filing card, on which books, newspapers, documents, etc, can be recorded in miniaturized form: Sometimes shortened to: fiche See also ultrafiche

Origin of microfiche

C20: from French, from micro- + fiche small card, from Old French fichier to fix

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