soft landing

soft landing
,soft `landing noun count
1. ) the process by which an airplane or a space vehicle comes down to the ground in a gentle and safe way
2. ) a good or easy solution to a political or economic difficulty

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • soft landing — n 1.) a situation in which a ↑spacecraft comes down onto the ground gently and without any damage ≠ ↑crash landing 2.) if the ↑economy of a country has a soft landing, it does not experience bad effects after an attempt to control increases in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • soft landing — ☆ soft landing n. a landing of a spacecraft on a planet or moon without damage to the craft or its contents …   English World dictionary

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  • 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. [… …   Wikipedia

  • soft landing — A term describing a growth rate high enough to keep the economy out of recession, but also slow enough to prevent high inflation and interest rates. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * soft landing soft landing ➔ landing * * * soft landing UK US …   Financial and business terms

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  • soft landing — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms soft landing : singular soft landing plural soft landings 1) the process by which a plane or a space vehicle comes down to the ground in a gentle and safe way 2) a good or easy solution to a political or… …   English dictionary

  • Soft Landing — A term used to describe a rate of economic growth high enough to avoid recession, but slow enough to avoid high inflation. When the economy is growing at strong rate, the Fed will try to engineer a soft landing by raising interest rates enough to …   Investment dictionary

  • Soft landing (disambiguation) — Soft landing may refer to:*Soft landing, a business cycle downturn which avoids recession *Soft landing (flight), a type of landing, usually of a hot air balloon in descent by gradually reducing its buoyancy *Soft landing (rocketry), any landing… …   Wikipedia

  • soft landing — soft lan·ding loc.s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS astronaut. → atterraggio morbido {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: sec. XX. ETIMO: comp. di soft soffice, morbido e landing atterraggio …   Dizionario italiano

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