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

  • n. A card or sheet of microfilm capable of accommodating and preserving a considerable number of pages, as of printed text, in reduced form.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sheet of microfilm, six by four inches, holding several hundred reduced images of document pages; read using a microfiche reader or microfilm reader.

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

  • n. small sheet of microfilm on which many pages of material have been photographed; a magnification system is used to read the material

Etymologies

French : Greek mīkro-, micro- + French fiche, peg, slip of paper, index card (from Old French, peg, from fichier, to drive in, fasten, from Vulgar Latin *fīgicāre, from Latin fīgere; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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