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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.
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(sŏft) [AS. softe]
Not hard, firm, or solid.
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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 incorporates a graphical error display and error memory history to investigate reasons for any problems, with a lubrication display to also remind the operator of the need to lubricate the machine at the end of the day's production, thereby extending the life of the clipping automats.
He said: "Ninety nine out of 100 times a burglar doesn't want to be disturbed and will target properties which appear unoccupied and which don't have alarms - they look for the easy touch.
Graz were considered to be an easy touch after losing 2-0 to Liverpool in the first leg.
'I am afraid that there are some despicable people out there who look on churches as an easy touch but we aim to redress the balance and help churches and other places of worship fight back against the rising tide of crime.'
For years Ireland was seen as an easy touch for sex traffickers because the authorities here failed to take this dreadful crime seriously.
THE acceptance of refugee children will, in the end, have parents who will turn up thinking this country is an easy touch.
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.
"He found him an easy touch to get small sums of money which at first he intended to repay, but ended up harassing him for more."
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Although I believe the rig was American built and manned mainly by Americans, I feel BP are having to take all responsibility for this disaster, as they are considered an easy touch in the USA for being sued.
Mr Thomas said that Mr Bannan, who was treated for colon cancer shortly before his death, was seen as "an easy touch".
GORDON STRACHAN has warned Celtic's SPL rivals not to think the champions will be an easy touch next season.