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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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Use of a softer virgin binder grade (PG58-28) typically reduced the stiffness of the mixes.
However, a Kerrygold spokeswoman said Adams Foods was "still able to supply" Kerrygold Softer Butter to UK customers, but due to rising butter prices, it was not currently available in major retailers.
EU LINK Oilseed rape is out of place amid the softer tones of our countryside.
Although average pricing remained strong to close out 2005, scrap recyclers are sensing a softer start to the new year.
are: Sholom Weinberger, YMBA program co-chair; Michael Softer, YMBA chairperson; guest speaker Carl Goldberg, managing partner of Roseland Property Company and chairman of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority; Mitchell S.
Meanwhile, the background hills not only change to a lighter color, but they also are much softer in focus.
To eliminate shadow-marking, a softer cover can be applied.
I bang them on the floor, squeeze the front and side, three-quarter the shank [cut the heel portion of the shank off to make it softer and more supple] and cut the tip of the satin," she says.
Kerrygold Spreadable Butter, launched in 1999, has been re-branded as Kerrygold Softer Butter.
Before selecting any machinery, you need to find out if you are working with a hard and abrasive substance, like copper ores, or a softer stone, like a limestone-type material.
Akron, OH-based Advanced Elastomer Systems (AES), an affiliate of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, has developed a softer thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) that company executives said delivers the performance of a fully vulcanized elastomer but feels softer, drier and more silky.
Advanced Elastomer Systems (AES), an affiliate of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, has developed a softer thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) that delivers the outstanding performance of a fully vulcanized elastomer, along with the softness and favorable aesthetics of a soft, dry and silky feel.