Definition

hard copy (printout)

Part of the Peripherals glossary:

A hard copy (or "hardcopy") is a printed copy of information from a computer. Sometimes referred to as a printout , a hard copy is so-called because it exists as a physical object. The same information, viewed on a computer display or sent as an e-mail attachment, is sometimes referred to as a soft copy .

This was last updated in May 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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