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microfiche

[mahy-kruh-feesh] /ˈmaɪ krəˌfiʃ/
noun, plural microfiche, microfiches.
1.
a flat sheet of microfilm in a form suitable for filing, typically measuring 4 by 6 inches (10 by 15 cm) and containing microreproductions, as of printed or graphic matter, in a grid pattern.
verb (used with object), microfiched, microfiching.
2.
to enter or record on a microfiche:
The correspondence was microfiched for easy storage.
Also called fiche, film card.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; micro- + French fiche small card
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microfiche

/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌfiːʃ/
noun
1.
a sheet of film, usually the size of a filing card, on which books, newspapers, documents, etc, can be recorded in miniaturized form Sometimes shortened to fiche See also ultrafiche
Word Origin
C20: from French, from micro- + fiche small card, from Old French fichier to fix
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Word Origin and History for film-card

microfiche

n.

1950, from French microfiche, from micro- + French fiche "slip of paper" (see fiche).

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