I am working on a program to create layouts. I used the words PLACE and SIZE (I use caps cause they are constants, represented like that in the code).

PLACE was responsible for the x and y position. SIZE was responsible for the width and height.

Later on I removed SIZE, and now only PLACE is used. Therefor PLACE could be more seen as PLACING.

Yet I am not happy with that.

For example if you have a slider. Then there is the bar and the thumb. The bar has to be placed, but for the thumb I only need to know the width and height cause the position of the thumb is decided by the scroll position.

I could use POSITION and SIZE, but I was wondering if there is any other word.

So basically i'm looking for a word that can both represent POSITION, and SIZE or either one of them. Is there such a word, or something that comes close?

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    Have you considered layout
    – Lliane
    Dec 11, 2018 at 9:45
  • @Lliane thank's, that doesn't sound bad. I also have a layout system planned so I have to see if it clashes with that but I definitely keep it open.
    – clankill3r
    Dec 11, 2018 at 18:22
  • How can position and size be only one word?
    – Lambie
    Dec 26, 2023 at 18:49
  • Ultimately, position and size resolve to coordinates. You can use a coordinate system to define a shape, and also to position it, either absolutely or relatively.
    – TimR
    Jan 26 at 10:15

3 Answers 3


I would say 'STATUS'. According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary: STATUS  : position or rank in relation to others.

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    Position can be meant in different dimensions. The one you mentioned is a 1-dimensional position ("higher or lower"), what the OP meant is 2-dimensional - a completely different meaning. Think of it like this, you cannot use "rank" or "status" to compare between two points on a graph (or a box and a ball in a room, when we talk about 3 dimensions).
    – Christian
    Jun 1, 2023 at 17:26

I also had this question, so I looked it up. The following two SE questions provide some answers:

But also, that last question provided a better answer as a tag/title in my opinion: geometry

the shape and relative arrangement of the parts of something. e.g. "the geometry of spiders' webs"

I think that layout is also a good answer, comparable to geometry.

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  • ^ are you serious??? I've provided multiple variations of a good answer, with quotations, whereas the other person - that obviously didn't even read the question - somehow gets a pass. Good job 'community bot'.
    – Christian
    Jun 3, 2023 at 17:34

Geometry is the word used by ImageMagick to describe size and/or position.

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