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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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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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In addition to being softer at the tip, the stingers are about seven times more elastic at the tip than at the base.
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But McGuinness issued a word of warning yesterday when he said: "This has been the plan for a while but I would prefer softer ground for him.
Talking to reporter, Irfan who is also running an academy in Waziristan 'Jackie Chan Wushu and Martial Arts Academy' said with every record he breaks, he aims to show the softer, better image of Waziristan and Pakistan to the whole world.
Growth for the year was softer, however, contracting by 0.3 per cent y/y, its first time since December.
Non-oil private sector growth in the UAE moderated to a three-month low in July on the back of softer output and new work, Emirates NBD said in a report.
This golf ball isn't going to be for everyone, but if you're the golfer that loves the performance and distance that the Pro V1 and Pro V1x deliver but pines for softer feel and a lower ball flight, you're in luck.
An additional secretary informed the court that Shah had been handed a softer punishment, to which Justice KK Agha asked how an officer could be given a softer punishment if he had confessed to his crime.
Citigroup, for its part, is anticipating inflation to ease to 3.2 percent in May due to softer oil prices.
by Times News Service To make cottage cheese softer, dip them in warm salt water before adding it to any gravy or curry.
Show off your softer side with skinny cargos and slouchy sweaters, and swap those combat hoots for canvas lace-ups.