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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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He also sought ministry's assistance in organizing cultural events in Ottawa for the projection of softer image of Pakistan.
Products of SoFTer are thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) and engineered thermoplastics (ETPs) such as nylon.
EMMERDALE bad boy Jeff Hordley will show off his softer side when he visits Coventry in support of a children's charity.
Picture: Andy Murch/Caters News Its "audition snap", taken off the east coast of South Africa, appears to show the fearsome animal's softer side.
The company's recommendation is based on the performance of this softer bite registration material within testing; where it's been proven to more effective when bite records.
Robin Bell, a geophysicist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory said that the refreezing process uplifts, distorts and warms the ice above, making it softer and easier to flow.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- We zoomed in almost to our maximum level to watch tight, bright loops and much longer, softer loops shift and sway above an active region, while a darker blob of plasma in their midst was pulled about every which way (May 13-14, 2014).
AN animal rescue centre has joined forces with a top dogs and cats home to show the softer side of Staffordshire bull terriers.
Summary: Gold edged up on Friday and was on track for its second weekly gain, boosted by a slightly softer dollar following assurances from the US Federal Reserve about its plans for stimulus withdrawal.
My hair was softer and more manageable, but this wouldn't last a week.
Silpuran 2410 A/B, an addition-curing silicone, can be made harder or softer in the lower durometer A range by varying the mixing ratio of its two components.
Summary: French Connection has warned of more losses after its UK sales stayed in decline in the wake of softer trading in the run-up to Christmas.