hard copy

copy, as computer output printed on paper, that can be read without using a special device (opposed to soft copy ).
copy that is finished and ready for the printer.

1885–90, Americanism

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

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Computing Dictionary

hardcopy definition

A paper printout of data displayed on a screen.
Contrast softcopy.

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Example sentences
Students could buy the digital version of the book or pay more for the usual hardcopy version.
No bulky program, no pen and notepad, no hardcopy of my presentations.
Stamps of approval were not rubber stamped on hardcopy.
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