That which is *compellingly* the correct or appropriate thing to use, do, say, etc. Always capitalised, always emphasised in speech as though capitalised. Use of this term often implies that in fact reasonable people may disagree. “What’s the Right Thing for Lisp to do when it sees “(mod a 0)”? Should it return “a”, or give a divide-by-0 error?”
Opposite: Wrong Thing.
[rahyt-thing-king] /ˈraɪtˈθɪŋ kɪŋ/ adjective 1. having acceptably proper or correct convictions, beliefs, etc. right-thinking /ˈraɪtˌθɪŋkɪŋ/ adjective 1. possessing reasonable and generally acceptable opinions
- Right thoracic duct
right thoracic duct n. See right lymphatic duct.
noun 1. the right of a woman to have a legal abortion if she chooses to do so.
[rahyt-tuh-dahy] /ˈraɪt təˈdaɪ/ adjective 1. asserting or advocating the right to refuse extraordinary medical measures to prolong one’s life when one is terminally ill or irreversibly comatose: right-to-die laws. right-to-die adj. Advocating or expressing, as in a living will, a person’s right to refuse extraordinary life-sustaining measures intended to prolong life artificially when the person […]