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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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But heavier soft-core balls were similar or, in one case, worse than the control, a standard "Official League" hard-core baseball.
To support the launch of the BeMicro evaluation board, Arrow Electronics is conducting a multicity workshop that provides attendees with hands-on demonstrations of the board and the use of soft-core processors in FPGA-based embedded systems.
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The exhibition's title, "Naked Came the Stranger," was taken from an extremely successful soft-core novel by an anonymous group of journalists at the end of the '60s.
The combination of hard and soft-core processors on a single device provides a powerful solution for developers of high-performance systems," said Frank Berze, President of Microtronix Datacom Ltd.
Abram said, "The game allows users to 'role play' and control how Jenna and her Club Jenna Girls react, what setting they are in, which sex toys they use, and what kind of sex they will have with ultra-realistic soft-core or hard-core scenes.
com has posted stills from some soft-core adult movies he made, such as ``The Virgins of Sherwood Forest'' (2000) and ``Sinful Obsession'' (1999).
Sensual seaside idylls resemble '60s home movies; a nocturnal romp in which Arenas and his friends sport naked with soldiers suggests a gay soft-core flick.
Targeted at high-performance software defined radio applications, the TS-DK-SDR1 Kit is a highly integrated SDR development kit consisting of the TS Series 6U CompactPCI Commercial Grade C7 Speed Grade dual EP1S80 FPGA computing devices with two PMC sites for expansion, Wave FPGA software tool kit and Altera's soft-core Nios(R) processor SOPC Builder tool kit.
The biggest drawback to Spears' just-issued third album, a soft-core set of lusty dance tracks and cooing love ballads seemingly designed as a soundtrack for both the mall and that ``gentlemen's club'' near the airport, is the lack of standout songs.
Whatever they are payingBruce Weber to shoot those soft-core Abercrombie & Fitch catalogs, it's not enough.
By intermingling soft-core images of biker pinups with his own photographic portraits, including pictures of his wife and a young female assistant, he calls attention to the way his own images seem just as alluringly authorless as his appropriations.