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2008-03-25 09:00:20

PORTLAND, Ore., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Portland Group(TM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics and a leading supplier of compilers and development tools for High-Performance Computing, today announced that the IMSL(R) Fortran Numerical Library from Visual Numerics(R), Inc. is available from The Portland Group for PGI's line of multi-core optimizing parallel Fortran compilers running under the Microsoft Windows operating systems. The IMSL Fortran Library is a...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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