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English definition of “hard copy”

hard copy

noun [C]    
a printed paper copy of a picture or document: Even scanning a hard copy of a résumé or application into a computer transforms that application into an electronic document under the new regulation. She was then sent a hard copy of the agreement which she signed and sent back.
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(Definition of hard copy noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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