microform

[mahy-kruh-fawrm]
noun
any form, either film or paper, containing microreproductions.

Origin:
1955–60; micro- + form

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microform (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌfɔːm)
 
n
computing a method of storing symbolic information by using photographic reduction techniques, such as microfilm, microfiche, etc

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microform

any process, photographic or electronic, for reproducing printed matter or other graphic material in a much-reduced size, which can then be re-enlarged by an optical apparatus for reading or reproduction. Microform systems provide durable, extremely compact, and easily accessible file records.

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Microform records must be labeled and organized to support easy retrieval and use.
The microform folders will then be the official records.
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