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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A continuous roll of film containing photographs of documents at a greatly reduced size
  • v. To reproduce documents on such film

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a photographic film with one or more very small images of printed or other graphic matter. Numerous images, corresponding to the contents of a book, newspaper, or journal, are typically produced on one long roll of film, and may be viewed for reading in a special apparatus called a microfilm reader.
  • transitive v. to photograph and produce images of on microfilm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. record on microfilm
  • n. film on which materials are photographed at greatly reduced size; useful for storage; a magnification system is used to read the material

Etymologies

micro- +‎ film (Wiktionary)

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