soft landing(redirected from soft-lands)
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1. The landing of a space vehicle on a celestial body or on Earth in such a way as to prevent damage or destruction of the vehicle.
2. Economics A gradual transition from rapid growth to more sustainable levels of economic activity.
1. (Astronautics) 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. (Economics) a decrease in demand that does not result in a country's economy falling into recession
a landing by a spacecraft on a planetary body that is performed slowly, without a jarring impact.
A period of economic slowdown that is successfully managed by a government so that it does not lead to a recession.