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1. That which lacks statistical significance–ie, a statistical 'p' value > 0.05, as in 'soft' data or 'soft' risk factors. Cf Fragile data.
2. That which is socially regarded as relatively innocuous, as in 'soft' drugs–eg, nicotine or alcohol where dependence is often considered psychological or.
3. That which is not based on objective data, as in the 'soft' sciences of psychology or sociology.


(sŏft) [AS. softe]
Not hard, firm, or solid.


lacking in firmness.

soft fat
unpleasant soft fat occurs in pigs fed for too long on kitchen swill.
soft khaki weed
soft palate myositis
a cause of dorsal displacement of the soft palate in horses, resulting in chronic obstruction of the airway during exercise.
soft rolypoly
soft rush
soft shell disease
fish eggs lose their turgidity and become flat and wrinkled; the cause is unknown.
soft shelled eggs
hen eggs with soft shells occur in birds affected by avian infectious bronchitis and can persist for a long time into the recovery period.
soft ticks
ticks lacking a dorsal shield or scutum; members of the family Argasidae, e.g. Argas persicus. Called also nonscutate.
soft tissue
tissue other than bone and cartilage.
soft x-ray beam
made at low kVp output. The beam has low energy and weak penetration.

Patient discussion about soft

Q. Is it healthy to have a soft belly? I do not have a huge belly, but it is round and soft with no muscle tone with a fat layer.

A. The fat is more problematic than the muscle tone, and it's considered as a risk factor for heart diseases and others. Low muscle tone or strength of the muscles of the abdomen may lead to problems like hyperlordosis (lower back that is too curved backward) but these are usually treated, if necessary by strengthening these muscles, so usually it doesn't pose a substantial risk.

Q. For the past 6 months I have been trying to loose weight. For the past 6 months I have been trying to loose weight and I succeeded in that. But I feel to be heavy now. Why did this happened? Or is it just a feel?

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The alarms feature "attractive, modern designs" and the Easy Touch cover, which allows users to activate the test function by pressing the cover.
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For the PM has apparently only just realised that jobless migrants - and not just the ones from Europe - regard the UK as an easy touch.
I'm afraid the courts know that the only way to stop this sort of behaviour is to pass sentences which make it clear, absolutely clear, to those who may think it is an easy touch - that one - it is not an easy touch - and two - the sentences will be long," the judge told Law.
If Blair and his motley crew had not offered our system to every scrounger who sees this country as an easy touch there would be no need for such a disgusting proposal .
Maybe the school was seen as an easy touch, an easy target.
We don't want the voluntary/ community sector to be seen as a soft target or easy touch, because they help us deliver front line services.
For far too long we have been seen as little more than a cash cow for successive governments and as an easy touch for the rest of UK PLC.
Reid said: "Stranraer are certainly not an easy touch.
Kevin Manning rides her in all her work and said we could take her to Leopardstown, but we thought we could come here for an easy touch and found everyone fancied the second
Yet while his new charges faced a side defeated in four of their past six outings, Stoke will never be an easy touch under Tony Pulis.
Threatened in many cases by those who find Wales an easy touch when it comes to crackpot schemes and milking the system.