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Princeton's WordNet

  1. softeningadjective

    the process of becoming softer

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

  2. demulcent, emollient, salving, softeningadjective

    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. Goldie Hawn:

    I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile.

  2. William Schaffner:

    The vaccine is not perfect, but give the vaccine credit for softening the blow.

  3. Angus Gluskie:

    The most notable influence on markets recently has been the quarterly reporting in the U.S, which has shown a softening of outcomes relative to expectations, investors remain cautious on the Chinese outlook notwithstanding the uptick in a small number of indicators.

  4. Jonathan Miller:

    The sale for $ 238 million has nothing to do with the current market. It has everything to do with 2015, which was around peak luxury, in New York the top end is softening right now because of over-development.

  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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