Soft


Soft

Business

* Adventure Soft, UK-based video game developer which was established in the 1980s by Mike Woodroffe
* Cocktail Soft, Japanese H game manufacturer
* Hudson Soft, Japanese publisher and developer
* Illusion Soft, company from Yokohama, Japan
* L-Soft, provider of electronic mailing list management and marketing software
* Monolith Soft, entertainment company in Japan
* NCsoft, South Korean based online computer game company

Economics

* Soft commodity, commodity that is grown, rather than mined
* Soft count, process for counting banknotes in a casino or bank
* Soft currency, form of money in use around the world

Literature

* "Soft!", novel by Rupert Thomson
* "The Soft Machine", novel by William S. Burroughs

Music

* Soft (band), a New York indie rock band
* "Soft", song by "Kings of Leon" from their album "Aha Shake Heartbreak"
* "Soft Ballet", Japanese industrial and synthpop band
* "Soft Cell", English synthesizer duo during the early 1980s
* "Soft Machine", pioneering English psychedelic, progressive rock and jazz fusion band from Canterbury
* Soft pedal, one of the standard pedals on a piano
* Soft rock, style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening
* "The Soft Bulletin", the ninth album released by "The Flaming Lips"
* "The Soft Machine" (album), 1968 album by "Soft Machine"
* "The Soft Parade", studio album by the psychedelic rock band "The Doors"
* Soft/Rock, a single by Lemon Jelly featuring the tracks "Soft" and "Rock"

Photography

* Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corporation, U.S. court case between a commercial photographer and a search engine company
* Soft focus, term used in photography and optics to describe a lens flawSoft: Comftable

Politics

* Soft balancing, recent addition to balance of power theory used to describe non-military forms of balancing
* Soft law, quasi-legal instruments which do not have any binding force
* Soft left, the more moderate left wing forces in the British Labour Party in the 1980s
* Soft money, indirect, unregulated donations to organizations that support a candidate but are not officially affiliated to his or her campaign
* Soft paternalism, political philosophy

Biology

* Soft palate, soft tissue constituting the back of the roof of the mouth
* Soft rush, common plant native in most temperate countries
* Soft tissue, tissue that connects, supports, or surrounds other structures or organs of the body

Computer science

* Dojin soft, video games created by Japanese hobbyists or hobbyist groups
* Soft computing, collection of new computational techniques in computer science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning
* Soft error, signal or datum which is wrong in electronics and computing
* Soft heap, variant on the simple heap data structure in computer science
* Soft hyphen, point at which a word may be broken
* Soft microprocessor, microprocessor core written on any hardware description language
* Soft phone, piece of software for making telephone calls over the Internet using a general purpose computer
* Soft reboot, restarting a computer under software control
* Soft return, automatically-entered return in a word processor when the text reaches the end of the line
* Soft updates, approach to maintaining disk integrity after a crash or power outage in computer file systems

Other science

* Soft matter, condensed phase
* Soft science, academic research or scholarship whose adherence to scientific principle is questionable
* Soft water, types of water that contain few or no calcium or magnesium ions
* The opposite of one of the many types of hardness
* The opposite of the texture roughness

Other

* Soft drink, almost any cold drink that does not contain alcohol
* Soft gamma repeater, astronomical object
* Soft handover, feature used by the CDMA standard
* Soft lithography, set of methods for fabricating or replicating structures
* Soft polytheism, variety of polytheism
* Soft security, security which protects something from harm in quiet and unobtrusive ways
* Soft sign, symbol in the Cyrillic alphabet
* Soft skills, cluster of personality traits, social graces, facility with language, personal habits, friendliness, and optimism that mark people
* Soft systems methodology, approach to organisational process modelling
* Soft target, unarmored or otherwise unprotected object to be destroyed
* Soft Tennis, racket game played on a court of two halves

ee also

* Microsoft
* Soft soap
* Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
* Soft-shelled
* Soft-skinned
* Software (disambiguation)


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  • soft — soft …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • soft — W2S2 [sɔft US so:ft] adj comparative softer superlative softest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not hard)¦ 2¦(not rough)¦ 3¦(not loud)¦ 4¦(colour/light)¦ 5¦(no hard edges)¦ 6¦(rain/wind)¦ 7¦(not strict)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Soft — (s[o^]ft; 115), a. [Compar. {Softer} (s[o^]ft [ e]r); superl. {Softest}.] [OE. softe, AS. s[=o]fte, properly adv. of s[=e]fte, adj.; akin to OS. s[=a]fto, adv., D. zacht, OHG. samfto, adv., semfti, adj., G. sanft, LG. sacht; of uncertain origin.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soft´ly — soft «sft, soft», adjective, adverb, noun, interjection. –adj. 1. a) not hard; yielding readily to touch or pressure: »a soft tomato, soft ground, a soft bed. b) easily bent without breaking; not stiff; flexible: »Oil keeps leather soft.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft — [ sɔft ] adjective *** ▸ 1 not stiff/firm/rough ▸ 2 gentle/pleasant ▸ 3 kind/sympathetic/gentle ▸ 4 not difficult ▸ 5 about water ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) a soft substance is easy to press or shape and is not hard or firm: George tripped, falling into… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • soft — [sɒft ǁ sɒːft] adjective 1. COMMERCE soft goods are used up soon after they are bought, for example food products: • Ohio s manufacturing base covers a wide range of soft and hard goods. • a soft commodity trader 2. FINANCE soft loans or soft… …   Financial and business terms

  • soft — adj Soft, bland, mild, gentle, smooth, lenient, balmy are applied to things with respect to the sensations they evoke or the impressions they produce and mean pleasantly agreeable because devoid of all harshness or roughness. Soft is applied… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • soft — [sôft, säft] adj. [ME < OE softe, gentle, quiet < sefte, akin to Ger sanft < IE base * sem , together, together with > SMOOTH, SAME: basic sense “fitting, friendly, suited to”] 1. giving way easily under pressure, as a feather pillow… …   English World dictionary

  • soft — agg.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} 1. che ha caratteri o toni sfumati, tenui, attenuati: film soft, illuminazione soft, arredamento dalla linea soft 2. che comunica sensazioni gradevoli, piacevoli o rilassanti: musica soft, atmosfera, ambiente soft …   Dizionario italiano

  • soft — sȯft adj 1) yielding to physical pressure 2) deficient in or free from substances (as calcium and magnesium salts) that prevent lathering of soap <soft water> 3) having relatively low energy <soft X rays> 4) BIODEGRADABLE <soft… …   Medical dictionary

  • soft — Adj weich, sanft per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. soft, das mit sanft verwandt ist. Unter Software werden in der EDV Technik die nicht unmittelbar zu den Geräten gehörigen Gebrauchsteile (Programme usw …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache


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