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  1. Soft landing: A soft landing is any type of aircraft or rocket landing that does not result in damage to/the destruction of the vehicle or anything on board. Unlike a hard landing, soft landings are very smooth and steady.
  2. Soft landing: A soft landing in the business cycle is the process of an economy shifting from growth to slow-growth to potentially flat, as it approaches but avoids a recession. It is usually caused by government attempts to slow down inflation. The criteria for distinguishing between a hard and soft landing are numerous and subjective.

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Google previewPhraseology (2008)

Thousands of Bizarre Origins, Unexpected Connections, and Fascinating Facts about English's Best Expressions by Barbara Ann Kipfer

textile products, as clothing, fabrics, and bedding soft landing is a term for the best possible result in a difficult situation a soft market is one in which prices are falling because supply exceeds demand soft water is free of unwanted chemicals ...

Google previewBalloon Flying Handbook 2008

by U S Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (U.S.)

Practice Approaches Approaching from a relatively high altitude with a high descent rate down to a soft landing is a very good maneuver to practice periodically, regardless of the experience level of the pilot. This is used when landing over ...

Google previewSafire's Political Dictionary (2008)

by William Safire

soft landing Economic slowdown without a full recession; slowed growth of the economy that succeeds in averting inflation. Astronautics provided the term in the 1950s. In an article on lunar exploration, The Times of London reported on March ...

Google previewDictionary of Finance and Investment Terms (2010)

SOFT LANDING term used to describe a rate of growth sufficient to avoid recession but slow enough to prevent high inflation and interest rates. When the economy is growing very strongly, the Federal Reserve typically tries to engineer a soft ...

Google previewDictionary of Space Technology (2013)

by Joseph Angelo

soft landing Theactof landingonthe surface ofaplanet without damage toany portion ofthe space vehicle or payload, except possiblythe landing gear. NASA«s Surveyor spacecraft andViking lander ...

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2002)

5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske

soft landing (as) smooth as glass An insipid simile (See page 19). 1. burnished; even; glassy; glossy; greasy; lustrous; oily; polished; satiny; silky; sleek; slick; slippery; smooth; velvety. 2. apparent; basic; clear; clear-cut; conspicuous; distinct; ...

Google previewDictionary of Banking and Finance (2009)

Over 9,000 terms clearly defined by Bloomsbury Publishing

plural noun rebates given by brokers to money management firms in return for funds' transaction business soft landing soft landing /sɒft lndiŋ/ noun a change in economic strategy to counteract inflation, which does not cause unemployment ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

soft landing soil colloid soft landing Space Technology, a gentle landing on the surface of the moon or other body in space at such slow speed as to avoid damage to the landing vehicle or its payload. soft limit Computer Technology, ...

Google previewThe New American Webster Handy College Dictionary (2006)

Includes Abbreviations, Geographical Names, Foreign Words and Phrases, Forms of Address, Weights and Measures, Signs and Symbols by Albert Morehead, Philip D. Morehead, Loy Morehead

soft landing, the controlled landing of a spacecraft without physical damage, hence, the avoidance of ill effects, such as inflation, as an economy slows down. — soft loft, a loft apartment including some of the amenities of a normal apartment .

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Space Technology, Revised Edition (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

soft landing The act of landing on the surface of a planet without damage to any portion of the space vehicle or payload, except possibly the landing gear.

Google previewThe Entrepreneur's Dictionary of Business and Financial Terms (2013)

by Khwaja Masoom

Soft Landing: This term is used to describe the economy slowing enough to eliminate the need for the government to further raise interest rates to dampen activity-but not enough to threaten a recession, which is what results when the economy ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Book & CD-ROM Set by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

soft landing P n. 1 a controlled landing of a spacecraft during which no serious damage is ...

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