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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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.
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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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Paper print up of an electronic document
Print me up the hard copy, Pronto!
by mike October 28, 2003
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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.
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a paper copy of a document, as opposed to one stored on a computer
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1. To show someone you for real and aint a bitch.
2. To beat the shit out of some one.
a. If dat nigga keep on fucking around he gonna catch me on hard copy for real
b. You see da fight last night son got hard copied
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