On The Same Side

We are told that "cis" as a prefix means "on this side" or "on the same side".

How do we have an object or assemblage of objects that means this?

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The light brown objects are invoked constants.

This form will handle:

On the same side
On the near side
On the far side of the hill (the hill has a shape which has a side)
On this side
On that side
On the inside
On the outside
On my side
On the opposite side
On one side
On the left flank

If there is a choice, then On implies upper side.

Contextual modifiers like Same, That and This are evaluated in context.

The prefix "cis" points to the location object (a matchable constant).

Shapes have sides – the four sides of a square, the two sides of a sheet (and its edge or edges). Sides have attributes – left, right, top, bottom. A circle has sides – near side, far side.

What do we do with

It is on the same side of the hill.

Here we have a relation controlled by the discourse, or locally

If there is trauma, the nerve damage will be on the same side.

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The pathway to location information is only available if the ToBe relation is True. 

Cis Prefix

Medical Design Notes