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I am writing some computer code and I want to find the equivalent of the words above and below for the right and left, so I want a precise word rather than a whole sentence / expression. Something people would write if they use the telegraph.

I.e. "InserNodeAbove" sounds correct to me but "InserNodeRight" does not sound very nice to me. Would "rightwise" be the equivalent?

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    What is wrong with "InserNodeOnRight"? Aug 4, 2018 at 11:33
  • Note that in both cases you have omitted the letter "t" in the word "insert". Mar 25, 2019 at 11:44

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Left wise sounds rather odd. Having expressions like 'on/ to the left side' and '-hand side' I'd suggest a concise 'to the left' over 'on the left'; this one sounds and looks good to me.

Tad-ah: InsertNode.ToTheLeft

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Since your function acts with respect to an "anchor" node (to the left of it, to the right of it) you could also use verbs to express a similar idea:

AnchorNode.PrependNode

AnchorNode.AppendNode

P.S. That said, the idea of nodes being to the left or to the right is strange to me. I've never encountered it.

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"InserNodeAbove" sounds correct to me but "InserNodeRight" does not sound very nice to me.

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It sounds perfectly all right to me - I have no problem understanding it. It's not like you are writing a novel or need strict grammar.

Presumably in your documentation/comments there will an explanation of each of these terms.


B Note that the term "rightwise" is (a) archaic and (b) does not mean what you think it means.

rightwise - “righteous, just; right, justifiable” https://www.yourdictionary.com/rightwise)


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You probably mean, "rightward".

adverb Also right·wards. toward or on the right.

adjective situated on the right. directed toward the right. https://www.dictionary.com/browse/rightward

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I think aright and aleft are the words you are looking for.

The definition of the aright as on the right is hard to find.

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