microfilm microfilm  /ˈmaɪ krə ˌfɪlm/


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


  1. He had a life none of us knew about, a life involving invisible ink and microfilm, the tunnels at Cu Chi and mail drops in the Ho Bo woods.
  2. In microfilm, this 713-page, 5-lb.
  3. In the car that took him to prison, Abel claims that one bumbling FBI man examined his hollowed-out tie clasp and let a microfilm message fall to the floor unnoticed.


  • Flashback Lancaster: For the week of June 10

    Excerpts and summaries of local news stories from the pages of the Intelligencer Journal and Lancaster New Era appear here each Monday. They focus on events in the county's past that were noteworthy, newsworthy or just strange. Full versions are available on microfilm at Lancaster Public Library, 12...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online


  1. "The critical difference, from a copyright perspective, is that the computer, as opposed to the machines used for viewing microfilm and microfiche, requires the interaction of a computer program in order to accomplish the useful reproduction...
    on Aug 31, 2007 By: Stanley F. Birch, Jr. Source: Law.com (registration)

  2. "In the past, family history was for people who liked to go to the library and scan through microfilm," said Mike Ward, a spokesman for Ancestry.ca, the Canadian offshoot of Utah-based Ancestry.com.
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: Mike Ward Source: Globe and Mail

  3. "We chose the town for other reasons-it was the hometown of a famous pilot [Quentin C. Aanenson] who wrote a memoir, then came upon his writing on microfilm," says Geoffrey C. Ward, who wrote the script for this and most of the previous Burns...
    on Jun 7, 2007 By: Geoffrey Ward Source: Editor & Publisher

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