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soft

1. Dialect drizzly or rainy
2. (of a diet) consisting of easily digestible foods
3. Chem (of water) relatively free of mineral salts and therefore easily able to make soap lather
4. (of a drug such as cannabis) nonaddictive or only mildly addictive
5. (of a currency) in relatively little demand, esp because of a weak balance of payments situation
6. (of radiation, such as X-rays and ultraviolet radiation) having low energy and not capable of deep penetration of materials
7. Physics (of valves or tubes) only partially evacuated

soft

Flexible and changeable, as in "software," which can be reprogrammed for different results. The computer's soft nature is its greatest virtue; however, the reason it takes so long to get new systems developed in an enterprise has little to do with the concept. It is based on which software tools are used to create the systems and the skill level of the technical staff, compounded by the organization's bureaucracy.
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Wedbush Securities cut its price target on the stock to $220 from $230, citing a softer margin profile.
"Wasps and bees don't want to create too much pain to start with, and we believe the softer tip makes it less likely that you'll notice the initial insertion," says Bharat Bhushan, professor of mechanical engineering at Ohio State University, Columbus.
Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has said that it is expecting a softer Brexit following the recent failure of PM Theresa May's EU-exit proposals.
M2 EQUITYBITES-April 1, 2019--Goldman expecting softer Brexit
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-April 1, 2019--Goldman expecting softer Brexit
The shampoo is very thick, but still easy to lather, and overall my hair is a lot softer and smoother than normal.
TRAINER Ado McGuinness is hopeful of a big performance from yard debutant and ante-post gamble Saltonstall in Saturday's Unibet Lincoln, but has warned softer ground would be preferred for the five-yearold.
ISLAMABAD -- With an aim to promote the softer image of Waziristan, the martial arts athlete Irfan Mehsud has achieved another feat, by cracking the record for the most side jumps in one minute, of an Indian.
KernowPrint Pro-Lite expands the range of certified materials for HP Indigo offered by Kernow and provides users with a softer, more flexible synthetic print media.
Softer demand for durable goods and services caused Kuwait's consumer spending index to ease to 6.5 per cent year-on-year (y/y) in July, despite recording a strong rise in month-on-month terms, said the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) in its latest Economic Update.
Summary: Both output and new work, while still strong, were softer than in June
It offers similar performance characteristics to the Pro V1 and Pro V1x but feels softer, flies lower and spins less than either.