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A printed copy, especially of the output of a computer or word processor.
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(Computer Science) computer output printed on paper, as contrasted with machine-readable output such as magnetic tape
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1. computer output printed on paper; printout.
2. copy that is finished and ready for the printer.
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Programs or data printed out by a computer using a printer.
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|Noun||1.||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"
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