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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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How to say softening in sign language?

  1. softening


  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. 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.

  2. Edgars Rinkevics:

    There is a kind of opening we can use, we have a feeling that they really want to see some softening of sanctions.

  3. 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.

  4. Mona Mahajan:

    We'll be watching the data particularly around retail sales and consumer confidence, we'll continue to monitor the softening in manufacturing and inflation as well, but more important for the U.S. economic picture is the consumer right now.

  5. 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.

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