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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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Faustus Lights the Lights with scenes from a corny 1964 soft-core porn film called Olga's House of Shame, about the lesbian proprietor of a sinister academy for girls.
Fabo's soft-core meditations on the male nude were utterly polemical, especially in light of the Canadian Supreme Court's recent redefinition of obscenity, which could criminalize many of these explicit images.
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In the opening vignette, two beautiful young lovers (Kim Rossi-Stuart and Ines Sastre), filmed with a cool, soft-core elegance, never consummate their passion because the young man prefers to imagine a perfection that reality could never match.
But her music lives on, both as source material (LL Cool J lifted a huge chunk of Grace's "My Jamaican Guy" for his soft-core MTV hit "Doin' It," while dance hall reggae queen Patra covered "Pull Up to the Bumper") and as party tape standbys for homos everywhere.
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A filmmaker has to have a firm grip on his material or else you get ``New Rose Hotel,'' a meandering, opaque thriller with stabs at eroticism that become unexciting soft-core porn and arty camera work that adds up to nothing.