hard copy

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hard copy (plural hard copies)

  1. A printed copy of a digital document, as opposed to a copy in electronic form.
    • 2021 September 22, John Potter tells Paul Stephen, “Your guide to Europe”, in RAIL, number 940, page 65:
      But to the relief of those who prefer the print format, there are no plans to dispense with hard copies of the ERT. [European Rail Timetable]
    Synonyms: listing, printout, dead tree edition
    Antonym: soft copy

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