noun (plural -fiche or microfiches) Etymology: French, from micr- micr- + fiche fiche Date: 1943 a sheet of microfilm containing rows of microimages of pages of printed matter

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  • microfiche — [ mikrofiʃ ] n. f. • 1953; de micro et fiche ♦ Techn. Photographie en format très réduit d un document à archiver (on emploie couramment microfilm dans ce cas). Un microfilm est formé de microfiches. Document disponible sur microfiche. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • microfiche — UK US /ˈmaɪkrəʊfiːʃ/ noun [C or U] ► a rectangular piece of film on which documents are photographed and made very small so that information can be stored in a small space: »Before computerizing its records, the insurance firm kept an index of… …   Financial and business terms

  • microfiche — (n.) 1950, from Fr. microfiche, from MICRO (Cf. micro ) + Fr. fiche slip of paper (see FICHE (Cf. fiche)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • microfiche — [mī′krō fēsh΄] n. pl. microfiches or microfiche [Fr < micro , MICRO + fiche, a small card, mark on a card, orig. a pin, peg < OFr ficher, to attach: see FICHU] a small sheet of microfilm on which a number of pages of microcopy can be… …   English World dictionary

  • microfiche — /mikro fiʃ/ s.f., fr. [comp. di micro(film ) e fiche scheda ], in ital. invar. (fot.) [supporto di pellicola su cui possono essere riprodotti fino a un centinaio di microfotogrammi, impiegato in archiviazione e documentazione] ▶◀ microscheda …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • microfiche — /fr. mikʀɔˈfiʃ/ [vc. fr., comp. di micro e fiche «scheda»] s. f. inv. microscheda …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • microfiche — ► NOUN ▪ a flat piece of film containing greatly reduced photographs of the pages of a newspaper, book, etc. ORIGIN from Greek mikros small + French fiche slip of paper, index card …   English terms dictionary

  • Microfiche — Microfiches du Gemeinsame Körperschaftsdatei (GKD), le fichier allemand de noms de collectivités. La microfiche est l un des plus compacts supports de stockage analogiques couramment utilisés. Elle est utilisée en règle générale dans les… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • microfiche — /muy kreuh feesh /, n., pl. microfiche, microfiches, v., microfiched, microfiching. n. 1. a flat sheet of microfilm in a form suitable for filing, typically measuring 4 by 6 in. (10 by 15 cm) and containing microreproductions, as of printed or… …   Universalium

  • microfiche — mi|cro|fiche [ˈmaıkrəufi:ʃ US krou ] n [U and C] [Date: 1900 2000; : French; Origin: Greek mikro ( MICRO ) + French fiche small piece of paper ] a sheet of microfilm which can only be read using a special machine, especially in a library on… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • microfiche — UK [ˈmaɪkrəʊˌfiːʃ] / US [ˈmaɪkrəˌfɪʃ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms microfiche : singular microfiche plural microfiches a sheet of film with very small photographs of documents on it, used for storing information in a library where it… …   English dictionary

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