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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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References in classic literature ?
Harvey considered affairs, wondered that he was not deathly sick, and crawled into his bunk again, as the softest and safest place, while Dan struck up, "I don't want to play in your yard," as accurately as the wild jerks allowed.
In the softest possible tone and hardly above her breath she commanded: "George, come to yourself.
She is decorated all over with beads and bracelets and embroidered dandelions; but her principal decoration consists of the softest little gray eyes in the world, which rest upon you with a profundity of confidence--a confidence that I really feel some compunction in betraying.
The next morning, I found the lovely mistress of my destiny, with the softest of shawls on her shoulders, the brightest of parasols in her hand, and the smart little straw hat of the day before on her head, ready to show me the way to the fishing-place.
They are much more like the softest scones you've ever eaten and they serve them with fried chicken and gravy or even just as nibbles before a meal.
We in the North-east have the softest judges because it's mostly a slap on the wrist they get.
The combination of pink-flushed buds, opening to flowers of softest apricot splodged with chocolate, and alluring apricot flowers finished with marmalade orange anthers, is almost too much to take in.
Bohning's new Stronghold Bowfishing Point is made of 100 percent stainless steel for ultimate strength, while also holding three swing-out barbs to hold the hardest-fighting or softest fish.
repertoire ranging from the softest melodies performed on saxophone and guitar to the hottest Latin rhythms, with jazz, salsa, bolero and other derived Latin rhythms also on the cards.
And now its swelling flower buds are covered in the softest fur as though they had absorbed the mistiness of the December day.
However, he may find it harder to dominate at this track on the softest ground he's encountered.
ANDREW MADLEY (West Yorkshire) HAS handled the Sky Blues twice - this season's 1-1 FA Cup draw at Hartlepool, when Carl Baker's overhead gem was wiped out by an Andy Monkhouse header, and last term's fateful League One game at home to Bury when David Healy took advantage of the softest of penalty awards to help wipe out first-half goals by Baker and Adam Barton and force a 2-2 draw that signalled the end of Andy Thorn's tenure as Sky Blues boss.