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hard copynoun [U]

 us   /ˈhɑrd ˈkɑp·i/
information from a ​computer that has been ​printed on ​paper
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hard copynoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​printedpapercopy of a ​picture or ​document: Even ​scanning a hard ​copy of a ​résumé or ​application into a ​computertransforms that ​application into an ​electronicdocument 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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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