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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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The Mohs Hardness Scale goes from 1 for the softest minerals to 10 for the hardest.
It's rotating as fast as a neutron star can possibly rotate with the softest equations of state and biggest mass that it can have.
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The former Energy Secretary, 58, was visited by his girlfriend Carina Trimingham, 45, on Saturday at HMP Leyhill, Gloucestershire - seen as one of the softest jails in the country.
27 on Betfair between the last two and this was a massive improvement, coming on the softest ground he has raced on.
ONE in three inmates who break the rules at Scotland's softest private prison get off scot-free.
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Anything, it seems, to avoid Hughes dying with the embarrassment of his team entering Europe by virtue of being England's softest pussycats.
FURIOUS Elgin boss Robbie Williamson labelled the penalty that cost his side a vital win the softest he has seen all season.
In the early years, the softest TPUs available were in the 80-85 durometer A hardness range, many of which processed fairly poorly.
1 team that keeps winning is pretty much guaranteed to hang onto the top ranking all the way to the BCS championship game, the Trojans must like the fact they have the softest schedule of anybody in this week's top 10, while pursuers like Georgia and Michigan and Ohio State must deal with four top-25 opponents apiece.