I've been digging through the thesaurus and I can't seem to find a good word. The impetus for this is that I'm a programmer and I'd like a short, sweet way to distinguish between two very similar but also very different things.
I have a list of things, like pages in a book, and sometimes I want to get a page by number, and other times by relative position (like the page half way through the book).
Naming a function for getting a page by number is easy
getPage(pageNum: number). But I can never figure out what to call the other one...
getPageFromRatioOfLength(ratioOfLength: number) is a bit too verbose.
So my question is, if someone had $10.00 and got taxed $5.00, what kind of words could they use to ask whether they had been taxed -$5.00 or -50%? Are there any short, sweet, single terms that can describe and differentiate between these two forms of movement and relativity?