Definition of hard copy in English:

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hard copy


A printed version on paper of data held in a computer: if a hard copy exists then you may delete the module hard copies are obtained via the local printer [mass noun]: she began producing hard copy with a desktop computer and printer the departments store a variety of information either electronically or in hard copy [as modifier]: hard copy output
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  • By downloading the software plus Radio Waves' microwave antenna-pattern data, users are able to display microwave antenna patterns on their computer screen and print hard copies for reference.
  • Up to that point, we had been distributing the research by selling hard copies of the papers for a fee, which included a small mark up for administration, after covering the cost of printing.
  • Critera to be evaluated when deciding between hard copies and electronic versions of information has considerably changed over the course of the past ten years.

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