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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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EASY TOUCH is supplied as standard on Poly-clip's FCA 3430, FCA 3430-18, FCA 3463 and ICA 8700 automatic double clippers.
I'm sure they will have it in their mind that we are an easy touch and ripe for a defeat within three days, so we are looking for good results against them.
Could it be that this are is an easy touch for jet-skiers?
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY are no longer an easy touch and they may provide stern opposition for Manchester City in tonight's FA Cup third-round replay.
Mobile phone companies must think Bedwas is an easy touch.
He has a wealth of experience at this level and has great contacts plus his strong character makes him no easy touch.
Bolton are no easy touch, they have assembled an interesting squad.
Tickets are really hard to come by, but being the easy touch of a father that I am, I got in there straight away.
We are aware, though, of other attempts by gangs from elsewhere in the country to use regional airports, because they see them as an easy touch.
Yes, it is an easy touch - unless you happen to be unlucky enough to have been born here and you are over the age of 50.
A crisis in another land, quick get the begging bowl out, we Brits are always an easy touch.
Liverpool city council is certainly no easy touch when it comes to personal injury claims and any reputable solicitor would only pursue genuine cases against the city.