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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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This article illustrates how the fluctuations in softwood lumber prices that occurred during this period were chiefly a response to industry speculation arising from the influence of nontraditional factors.
Develop new uses and applications for softwood lumber.
The Softwood Lumber Board highlights the environmental, societal and economic benefits of using wood products for indoor and outdoor design and building projects of all types and sizes.
of NAFTA panel proceedings on the softwood lumber issue.
Stringers, treads and risers are all carefully crafted in softwood with no fudging.
and Canadian lumber manufacturers, including major companies and many smaller ones, were involved in the design of the softwood lumber check-off.
The ordered equipment will be delivered to a new softwood plywood mill to be built beside Paged's plywood mill in Morag, Poland.
of Softwood Plywood in Thousand Cubic Meters (includes
The associations want a NAFTA panel ruling finalized that stated Canadian softwood lumber is not unfairly subsidized.