filming card

microfiche

[mahy-kruh-feesh]
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:
1945–50; micro- + French fiche small card

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microfiche (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌfiːʃ)
 
n
See also ultrafiche Sometimes shortened to: fiche a sheet of film, usually the size of a filing card, on which books, newspapers, documents, etc, can be recorded in miniaturized form
 
[C20: from French, from micro- + fiche small card, from Old French fichier to fix]

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microfiche
1950, from micro- + Fr. fiche "slip of paper."
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