hard copy

noun

Definition of hard copy

: a copy of textual or graphic information (as from microfilm or computer storage) produced on paper in normal size

Examples of hard copy in a Sentence

print a hard copy of the report
Recent Examples on the Web Applications may be faxed or emailed, however hard copy with original signature must be received in the Town Clerk’s office in order for your vote to count. courant.com, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 10 Sep. 2020 But a better way to disconnect and live in the moment is to grab a disposable camera that’ll leave you with lasting hard copy memories. Marissa Miller, USA TODAY, "15 ways to make the most of the end of summer," 2 Sep. 2020 Applications may be faxed or emailed, however hard copy with original signature must be received in the Town Clerk’s office in order for your vote to count. courant.com, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 28 Aug. 2020 Ignore the option to buy a hard copy on that page and look to the right for a free PDF download link. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "What experts are saying about opening schools amid COVID-19," 26 Aug. 2020 Residents can submit an application online or pick up a hard copy from the first-floor reception desk at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, "Irving is looking for volunteers to help shape the city by serving on boards and commissions," 4 Aug. 2020 Residents can pledge online at visit mywaterpledge.com or email or mail in the hard copy sent with their August water bill. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Oceanside competes in nationwide water conservation contest," 4 Aug. 2020 But even if applications are faxed or emailed, the hard copy of those applications still have to be received by the county within 4 business days to validate the application. James Barragán, Dallas News, "Interest in voting by mail has increased during the coronavirus pandemic. What you need to know," 27 May 2020 Citadel says that after GSA was confronted about its meetings with Cologlu, an internal lawyer agreed to cooperate and shredded the hard copies of Cologlu’s trading plan. Jonathan Browning, Bloomberg.com, "Citadel Securities Says GSA Stole Data While Recruiting Trader," 2 May 2020

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First Known Use of hard copy

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Hard copy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20copy. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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hard copy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hard copy

computers : a printed copy of a document

hard copy

noun

Kids Definition of hard copy

: a copy of information (as from computer storage) produced on paper in normal size I need a hard copy of the e-mail message.

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