hard copy

noun
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

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

  1. print a hard copy of the report

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First Known Use of hard copy

1954

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HARD COPY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of hard copy for English Language Learners

  • computers : a printed copy of a document


HARD COPY Defined for Kids

hard copy

noun

Definition of hard copy for Students

: 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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