a book having the text reproduced at a reduced size by the use of microphotography or microprinting
In later use referring to any of various actual forms of media having very small text.
Comrade Talmud, a Leningrad scientist has invented a ‘microbook’, in which the printed page is the size of a postage stamp. His process may be new, but books of this size, to read which a strong magnifying glass is necessary, have been in existence for many years. If he had invented a book worth using a magnifying glass on—now that would have been something to talk about!
There were even microbooks in the rocket, with a small pocket-model viewer; there was hardly space for a projector.
Einar…was nine years old and getting interested in the microbooks we had from the Traveler—and so, ultimately, from Earth.
The general lumbered over to a built-in microbook case, ran a blunt thumb across the backs of the reel-cartons on the top shelf, finally pulled one out.
Won’t bother people. Just stay away from it until after it loses its strength at harvest time. It’s all in the microbook in the seed pack.
There was a micro-book library on the ship; and on my way back from the black hole, when I wasn’t taking care of Withers, I read, read, read.
Earliest cite in OED2 was 1970; OED3 was updated in June 2003 to 1944.
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