[ 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 cm) 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

1945–50; micro- + French fiche small card
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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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