[ mahy-kruh-print ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌprɪnt /


a microphotograph reproduced in print for reading by a magnifying device.

Origin of microprint

First recorded in 1930–35; micro- + print
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Examples from the Web for microprint

  • However, they had enough old Federation-period textbooks still in microprint to know what could be done with gadolinium.

    Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for microprint

/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌprɪnt) /


a microphotograph reproduced on paper and read by a magnifying device. It is used in order to reduce the size of large books, etc
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