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Definition of "microfilm" []

  • A film on which printed materials are photographed at greatly reduced size for ease of storage. (noun)
  • A reproduction on this kind of film. (noun)
  • To reproduce (documents, for example) on microfilm. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "microfilm" in a sentence
  • "And these libraries do not even do a thorough job of checking that the microfilm is clear and legible, so entire issues are lost and can never be recovered, because the originals have already been turned to pulp."
  • "Often the microfilm is worn out and no effort is made to improve the situation."
  • "Common situations: Ten years ago, records of interest to genealogists were available primarily in microfilm format."