Definition of microfilm in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmīkrəˌfilm/


A length of film containing microphotographs of a newspaper, catalog, or other document: all those forms go on microfilm his vast hoard of microfilms
More example sentences
  • This room full of books was connected to a smaller room that had a Reader machine in it, so people could read newspapers on microfilm.
  • Most large libraries have copies, usually on microfilm, of newspapers from their regions.
  • A small scratch on microfilm can result in the loss of a large amount of data.


[with object]
Make a microfilm of (a newspaper, catalog, or other document).
Example sentences
  • The selected titles were microfilmed by Document Technology, Inc., of Mobile.
  • Librarians argued that if newspapers were not microfilmed they would disintegrate.
  • Novelist and literary essayist Nicholson Baker once again has caused a stir in the library world, this time attacking the sale and/or destruction of original newspapers once they have been microfilmed.

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Syllabification: mi·cro·film

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