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2009-10-28 09:05:00

TROY, Mich., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, a leading global provider of technology and services that empower client innovation and decision-making, announced today that Geometric SAS, the French, subsidiary of Geometric Limited, a leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Engineering services and Offshore Product Development (OPD) solutions and technologies, has added the HyperWorks platform to its preferred set of CAE tools. HyperWorks will be used to provide finite...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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