A printed-on-paper version of what you see on a computer screen, used mostly in a business sense, such as with spreadsheets, forms, or invoices.
A variation on the radio term "copy". Indicates an emphatic agreement with or clear understanding of a received message. Most frequently used by members of the military, fire, or police departments.
"Engine 249, 256, respond to 134 Blake Street for a reported structure fire"
"Hard copy dispatch, Engine 249 responding"
If a soft copy is something held on a digital medium such as a word document then a hard copy is the print out of this.
I'm making a hard copy of this e-mail because i want to take it home.
a paper copy of a document, as opposed to one stored on a computer
Paper print up of an electronic document
Print me up the hard copy, Pronto!
a document you can hold in your hands as opposed to one being saved on the computer.
The teacher wouldn't except work emailed to her. She wanted a hard copy.
A paper copy of a file (usually text)printed out from a computer.
I want a hard copy of that report.