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hard copy

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

hard copy

[′härd ¦käp·ē]
(computer science)
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.
(graphic arts)
The typewritten or paper copy of material keyboarded into a computer, word processor, or typesetter.

hard copy

Printed output. Contrast with soft copy.
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Contractors are spared the need to sift through some 40,000 current documents representing those plans in hard copies and will therefore save an incredible amount of time effecting the changes their customers desire.
Around the world, tens of thousands of additional hard copies were distributed to (ISC)2 members and attendees at trade shows and conferences held throughout the year and through direct request.
Requests for hard copies can be made through the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website by clicking on the link for information request and filling in the appropriate name and address information, or by written request to WMS Industries Inc.
We have all become so comfortable storing and sending data electronically, that many people are not keeping hard copies of important documents.
Astro-Med's model TW-3 ToughWriter is a ruggedized thermal printer designed to print hard copies of all data received by the airborne crew including air traffic controller instructions, communication information, weather maps, airport maps, and other documents on demand.