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Is there an umbrella term for things like:

  • wall clock
  • wall-mounted TV
  • tapestry

I'm looking for a single, or at most two words for naming a concept in a programming project.

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In a programming project, what about "const static" ;-) –  mgb Mar 31 '11 at 15:39
    
Lets pray they stay hung in their place, so that the program doesn't hang =) –  ento Apr 1 '11 at 9:20
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Is "Hanging" not sufficient? Or perhaps "Adornment"?

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Thanks, I went with Hanging (liked the shortness) and the code is live now! –  ento Apr 1 '11 at 9:11
    
We often use "a hanging", or for more than one, "hangings" for those things hanging on a wall. –  Todd Hopkinson May 7 '11 at 7:34
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How about wall-mountables? Yes I know it's not really a noun but sometimes it's OK to use an invented word in programming, right?

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Yes, programming is all about naming and coining. At first I wrote "wallmounted" as a stub, but "hanging" worked better for me. –  ento Apr 1 '11 at 9:16
    
'Hangable' is another way you could express it as a property of an object. –  Oldcat Jan 9 at 22:18
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The best option I can think of is wall ornament, but I don't think it really applies to tapestry unless it's an extraordinary tapestry…

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