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computer output printed on paper, as contrasted with machine-readable output such as magnetic tape
hard copy[′härd ¦käp·ē]
Human-readable typewritten or printed characters produced on paper at the same time that information is being keyboarded in a coded machine language, as when punching cards or paper tape.
The typewritten or paper copy of material keyboarded into a computer, word processor, or typesetter.