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Princeton's WordNet

  1. softening(adj)

    the process of becoming softer

    "refrigeration delayed the softening of the fruit"; "he observed the softening of iron by heat"

  2. demulcent, emollient, salving, softening(adj)

    having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin

Webster Dictionary

  1. Softening

    of Soften

  2. Softening

    a. & n. from Soften, v


  1. Softening

    Softening is a numerical trick used in N-body techniques to prevent numerical divergences when a particle comes too close to another. This is obtained by modifying the gravitational potential of each particle as where is the softening parameter. The value of the softening parameter should be set small enough to keep simulations realistic.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of softening in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of softening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of softening in a Sentence

  1. Harrison Fleming:

    I'm struggling to identify a clear direction at the moment but, I'm becoming increasingly bearish due to non-OPEC supply and softening global demand, i don't see any resolution to the Middle East tensions in the near term... I do see this theme providing more of an excuse for oil to remain trading in a range for the next month or two.

  2. Jonathan Miller:

    People from Manhattan are looking to Brooklyn for space and rents are softening everywhere.

  3. Jim McCafferty:

    We've had such a volatile few days in terms of pronouncements and interpretations of what's going on with this potential trade war. And I think the news bites that we had over the weekend seem to indicate a softening of Trump's approach toward tariffs internationally.

  4. Christopher Woodhouse:

    I was always a 'small u' unionist. But I could not in all good conscience say I could vote for Northern Ireland to remain a member of the United Kingdom, i am softening to the idea of Irish unity, purely on economic issues.

  5. Karine Hirn:

    Views are really diverging, from people believing this is entirely due to the softening of the economy, to help exporters..and people thinking that the fact that the market will play a big role in the daily fixing is a positive thing.

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