Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

Right may refer to any of the following:

Clockwise or right

1. When referring to a direction, right is opposite of left and is the same direction that a clock turns (clockwise).

2. With a computer keyboard, right is an arrow key that when pressed moves the cursor, game character, or another object to the right.

3. When dealing with security, a right is a privilege given or taken away from a user that gives them an ability or takes away an ability. See our permission definition for further information and examples.


Don't confuse "right" and "write" when dealing with security terms. See our write page for further information on this term.

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