So you know how if you right click on your desktop, the menu will appear either at the top-left, top-right, bottom-left, bottom-right depending on where your cursor is on the page? (<select> elements do the same.)

Is there a name for that?

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The menu you're talking about is a contextual menu. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Context_menu

I believe the type of positioning you're talking about is called relative positioning

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    I think I will call it "Relative Displacement". :) Thanks for the article!
    – Rick Bross
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 14:44

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