Definition of microfilm in English:


Line breaks: micro|film
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)fɪlm


[mass noun]
  • Film containing microphotographs of a newspaper, catalogue, or other document: all those forms go on microfilm [count noun]: his vast hoard of microfilms
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    • 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.


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  • Reproduce (a document) on microfilm: the grant will pay to microfilm the most fragile of these papers
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    • 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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