Easily yielding to pressure; easily impressed, molded, or cut; not firm in resisting; impressible; yielding; also, malleable; -- opposed to hard; as, a soft bed; a soft peach; soft earth; soft wood or metal.
A secondary coffee taste sensation characterized by an absence of any predominant taste sensation on any part of the tongue, except for subtle dryness. Caused by a concentration of salts high enough to neutralize the acids but not high enough to neutralize the sugars. Typified by washed arabica coffee from Santos, Brazil.
Used to describe coffees that are low in acidity, such as the Indonesian varieties. Sometimes also called mellow or sweet. Also used to describe a coffee that does not affect the tongue in any noticeable manner.
The opposite of "hard". (1) As applied to a photographic emulsion or developer, having a low contrast. (2) As applied to the lighting of a set, diffuse, giving a flat scene in which the brightness difference between highlights and shadows is small.
start Sometimes the equipment that you are powering from the power supply has so much inrush current that it will shut down the power supply, or blow a fuse, or cause other damage. In this case you want to use a power supply that has a soft start to gradually increase the output voltage to keep the "out rush" current within a reasonable range.
Soft-instrument. An increasing number of musical instruments are now soft. The phrase means that the instrument is computer-based and performs according to software instructions. Modification in the software results in a change in the instruments performance. Fully soft instruments are not yet with us; all current music computers require some special hardware to carry out musical functions. This special hardware limits the adaptability of the instruments. It is likely that the first really soft instruments will appear within five years.
When a line is called soft, the implication is that not many sharp bettors have looked at it. Sharp bettors making big bets tend to move lines to the point where it is difficult for other bettors to make a bet with an advantage.