[ mahy-kruh-feesh ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌfiʃ /
noun, plural mi·cro·fiche, mi·cro·fich·es.
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.
to enter or record on a microfiche: The correspondence was microfiched for easy storage.
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Also called fiche, film card.
Origin of microfiche
First recorded in 1945–50; micro- + French fiche “small card”
Words nearby microfiche
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British Dictionary definitions for microfiche
/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌfiːʃ) /
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
Word Origin for microfiche
C20: from French, from micro- + fiche small card, from Old French fichier to fix
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