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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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A single-valued neutrosophic soft set H in Z is defined by a set-valued function [[zeta].sub.H], where [[zeta].sub.H] : E [right arrow] P(Z) and P(Z) denotes the power set set of Z.
[27] Let H be a single-valued neutrosophic soft set.
The third chapter of this volume explores sources of India's soft power while exploring cultural power, political values, and foreign policy.
The fourth chapter follows up on the implications presented in the previous chapter, examining specific soft power tools like public, economic, and cultural diplomacy; development cooperation policy; and relations with its diaspora (p.
China's economic success has generated both hard and soft power, but within limits.
Likewise, other exercises of economic hard power undercut the soft power of China's narrative.
In this section, we give few definitions and properties regarding fuzzy soft sets.
Let [I.sup.U] refer to the family of all fuzzy soft sets (FSSs) in U and A [subset or equal to] E.
Most values in this study were similar to the Hold away soft tissue norms.
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In the first section, the research group first discusses theories about the connotation of soft power at home and abroad, and then expounds the close relations between overseas Chinese and the soft power of China, the role of overseas Chinese in China's soft power construction and development, and the mechanisms and approaches through which overseas Chinese influence China's soft power.