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soft copy

noun, Computers.
1.
computer output displayed on the screen of a VDT (opposed to hard copy).
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any temporary information displayed on a computer (etc.) screen; cf. hard copy

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/soft'kop-ee/ (by analogy with "hardcopy") A machine-readable ("machinable") form of corresponding hardcopy.
[Jargon File]
(1994-11-04)

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