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.

  • In a programming project, what about "const static" ;-)
    – mgb
    Mar 31, 2011 at 15:39
  • Lets pray they stay hung in their place, so that the program doesn't hang =)
    – ento
    Apr 1, 2011 at 9:20

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Is "Hanging" not sufficient? Or perhaps "Adornment"?

  • Thanks, I went with Hanging (liked the shortness) and the code is live now!
    – ento
    Apr 1, 2011 at 9:11
  • We often use "a hanging", or for more than one, "hangings" for those things hanging on a wall. May 7, 2011 at 7:34

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?

  • 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, 2011 at 9:16
  • 'Hangable' is another way you could express it as a property of an object.
    – Oldcat
    Jan 9, 2014 at 22:18

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…



a piece of equipment or furniture that is fixed in position in a building or vehicle.

  • 1
    This does not answer the question, which had to do with "naming a concept in a programming project". Jul 6, 2017 at 19:12
  • The question was "Is there an umbrella term for things like..." which I answered. As this is the English stack exchange, why would lack of any relation to a programming project decrease the value of my answer? I'm confused as to why you (presumably) think that the other answers answer the question when the accepted answer didn't relate to programming any more than mine (which isn't a bad thing). As someone who arrived at this page on a programming project on my own with the word "fixture" in mind, I made it my answer and even used it in my program.
    – Finn Bear
    Jul 11, 2017 at 6:29
  • Your answer came up in the review queue due to its brevity and lack of context and supporting references. I am making no comment about the other answers here. I suggest you take the tour about "How to write a good answer" BTW, not my downvote. Jul 11, 2017 at 9:27
  • This question was posted some six years ago, and unfortunately none of the answers you see here actually conform to present site standards, so please do not take them as a something to imitate. I know that in other forums and SE sites brevity is appreciated; however, here the reverse is true. Jul 11, 2017 at 9:35
  • Ok, I think I understand. Do you think I should delete my answer?
    – Finn Bear
    Jul 11, 2017 at 14:24

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