Meaning of “hard copy” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “hard copy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hard copy" in American English

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hard copynoun [ U ]

us /ˈhɑrd ˈkɑp·i/

information from a computer that has been printed on paper

(Definition of “hard copy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hard copy" in Business English

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hard copynoun [ C ]

uk us

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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)