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hard copy

n.
A printed copy, especially of the output of a computer or word processor.

hard copy

n
(Computer Science) computer output printed on paper, as contrasted with machine-readable output such as magnetic tape

hard′ cop′y


n.
1. computer output printed on paper; printout.
2. copy that is finished and ready for the printer.
[1885–90, Amer.]

hard copy

Programs or data printed out by a computer using a printer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hard copy - (computer science) matter that is held in a computer and is typed or printed on paper; "he ran off a hard copy of the report"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
matter - written works (especially in books or magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"
Translations
kinyomtatott példány

hard copy

n (Comput) → hard copy f inv
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