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microfilm

[mahy-kruh-film] /ˈmaɪ krəˌfɪlm/
noun
1.
a film bearing a miniature photographic copy of printed or other graphic matter, usually of a document, newspaper or book pages, etc., made for a library, archive, or the like.
2.
a film, especially of motion-picture stock, on which microcopies are made.
verb (used with object)
3.
to make a microfilm of.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; micro- + film
Related forms
microfilmer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for micro film

microfilm

/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌfɪlm/
noun
1.
a strip of film of standard width on which books, newspapers, documents, etc, can be recorded in miniaturized form
verb
2.
to photograph (a page, document, etc) on microfilm
See also microfiche
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Word Origin and History for micro film

microfilm

n.

1927, coined from micro- + film (n.). The verb is first recorded 1940, from the noun. Related: Microfilmed; microfilming.

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micro film in Culture

microfilm definition


A film on which miniature copies of documents are reproduced. Microfilm allows for very compact storage of books and documents.

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