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microfiche

[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 cm) and containing microreproductions, as of printed or graphic matter, in a grid pattern.
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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.
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Origin of microfiche

1945–50; micro- + French fiche small card
Also called fiche, film card.
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British Dictionary definitions for microfiche

microfiche

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

C20: from French, from micro- + fiche small card, from Old French fichier to fix
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Word Origin and History for microfiche

n.

1950, from French microfiche, from micro- + French fiche "slip of paper" (see fiche).

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