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  1. any form, either film or paper, containing microreproductions.
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Origin of microform

First recorded in 1955–60; micro- + form
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Examples from the Web for microform

Historical Examples

  • Primula sikkimensis, Hook, microform Primula capitata, Hook.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921

    Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury

  • It was found in the microform source, but the quality of this image is poor.

British Dictionary definitions for microform


  1. computing a method of storing symbolic information by using photographic reduction techniques, such as microfilm, microfiche, etc
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