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    #1

    softening

    What does the word softening in the following sentence mean:
    Despite recent softening in some of its businesses (especially sales to governments), Cisco is still growing sales and earnings at double digit rates and should continue to do so.

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    #2

    Re: softening

    Weakening. Sales are not as strong/high.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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