- to make a microfilm of.
Origin of microfilm
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Examples from the Web for microfilm
He got out the microfilm reels which contained more information.Pariah Planet
On the body of the imitation Rat, he found a belt-pouch full of microfilm.The Measure of a Man
The old entries were on microfilm, stored on their spools near the reader.Gold in the Sky
Alan Edward Nourse
However, he stated that he received the microfilm of the edition too late for use in his edition!
When I tackled that double I managed to slip a microfilm capsule into his pocket.Daughters of Doom
Herbert B. Livingston
- a strip of film of standard width on which books, newspapers, documents, etc, can be recorded in miniaturized form
- to photograph (a page, document, etc) on microfilm
See also microfiche
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Word Origin and History for microfilm
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
A film on which miniature copies of documents are reproduced. Microfilm allows for very compact storage of books and documents.
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