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Why the abbrevation of "Left side of equation" is "lhs"

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Sometimes I am very confused about the name conventions of functions in matlab. Such as the lhs. The help website says that "lhs" is "Left side of equation". But where does the "h" come from?

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Bruno Luong
Bruno Luong on 2 Feb 2021
left hand side
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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 3 Feb 2021
True, the "hand" is probably unneeded and redundant ("left side" would describe it just as well), but that's commonly how people say it when talking, at least in English.
Like a wise man once said:
Never say "blah, blah, blah" when "blah" will do.

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