hard copy

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:
1885–90, Americanism

hard-copy, adjective
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hard copy
 
n
computer output printed on paper, as contrasted with machine-readable output such as magnetic tape

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Main Entry:  hard copy
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See soft copy
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