soft landing


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soft landing

n.
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.

soft landing

n
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

soft′ land′ing


n.
a landing by a spacecraft on a planetary body that is performed slowly, without a jarring impact.
[1960–65]

soft landing

A period of economic slowdown that is successfully managed by a government so that it does not lead to a recession.
Translations

soft landing

n (of spacecraft, on moon) → allunaggio morbido; (on earth) → atterraggio morbido (fig) (easy answer) → soluzione f indolore
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The fundamentals in most countries are historically stronger than ever, which should make for a soft landing if economies cool.
(Or more importantly, whether that slowdown will be a "soft landing" or a sudden crash.)
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That created more drag, a force that slowed the spacecraft for a soft landing.
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In a soft landing, the economy decelerates to trend after a period of above-trend growth.
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