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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"
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When you think up something brilliantly righteous while baked.
X: I had this great highdea last night
Y: You clearly were philosopher stoned.
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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.
by handle187 October 31, 2003
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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.
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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.
by katie tran October 27, 2003
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a paper copy of a document, as opposed to one stored on a computer
by beebee October 29, 2003
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