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hard copy

noun
1.
copy, as computer output printed on paper, that can be read without using a special device (opposed to soft copy).
2.
copy that is finished and ready for the printer.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism
Related forms
hard-copy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hard copy

hard copy

noun
1.
computer output printed on paper, as contrasted with machine-readable output such as magnetic tape
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Contemporary definitions for hard copy
noun

See soft copy

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Slang definitions & phrases for hard copy

hard copy

noun phrase

A printed copy of a computer document; printout: Millie, can you give me a hard copy of that? (1964+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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