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microfilm

[ mahy-kruh-film ]

noun

  1. a film bearing a miniature photographic copy of printed or other graphic matter, usually of a document, newspaper or book pages, etc., made for a library, archive, or the like.
  2. a film, especially of motion-picture stock, on which microcopies are made.


verb (used with object)

  1. to make a microfilm of.

microfilm

/ ˈmaɪkrəʊˌfɪlm /

noun

  1. a strip of film of standard width on which books, newspapers, documents, etc, can be recorded in miniaturized form


verb

  1. to photograph (a page, document, etc) on microfilm

microfilm

  1. A film on which miniature copies of documents are reproduced. Microfilm allows for very compact storage of books and documents.


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Other Words From

  • micro·filmer noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of microfilm1

First recorded in 1930–35; micro- + film
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Example Sentences

Donnaught dragged the bulky microfilm volume out of its locker, and they explored its pages.

Ultimately, microfilm copies of these records will be made available to research libraries in the United States.

"Better make microfilm copies for everybody," Heym ben-Hillel suggested.

He had returned just as Farida Khouroglu was finishing the microfilm copies of Kato's ingeniously-concocted pseudo-data.

I want the whole thing copied on microfilm, four negatives of everything in the file.

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