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soft copy

noun, Computers.
computer output displayed on the screen of a VDT (opposed to hard copy). Unabridged
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Contemporary definitions for softcopy

any temporary information displayed on a computer (etc.) screen; cf. hard copy

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softcopy in Technology

/soft'kop-ee/ (by analogy with "hardcopy") A machine-readable ("machinable") form of corresponding hardcopy.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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