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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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When a document is not available in hard copy or it is preferable to access it from the CD-ROM (or an online service), it may be easier to print the full text of the authority and read it offline.