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soft landing

noun

, Economics.
  1. a slowing down of economic growth at a manageable rate relative to inflation and unemployment.


soft landing

noun

  1. a landing by a spacecraft on the moon or a planet at a sufficiently low velocity for the equipment or occupants to remain unharmed
  2. a decrease in demand that does not result in a country's economy falling into recession


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Word History and Origins

Origin of soft landing1

First recorded in 1960–65

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Example Sentences

Our test team applauded the thicker midsole, which has a segmented rock plate in the heel and air pockets in the forefoot, for soft landings and smooth, snappy takeoffs.

The company live-streamed the event, including images of the capsule’s soft landing in a cloud of dust.

If you’re in the mood for a journey that cruises at a smooth altitude and comes to a soft landing, “A Boy and His Soul” is just the ticket.

He lobbed an object that made a soft landing in a mound of grass a few yards away from us.

If the tighter rules do engineer a soft landing, that's evidence that prudent bank regulators can prevent crises.

“The likelihood of a soft landing [for the conflict] seems pretty distant,” he said.

Beyond the posts the earth should be turned over and raked, so as to make a soft landing-place.

In the near future, when guidance devices permit soft landing, rocket cargo and passenger transport will become feasible.

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