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  • OutputForm[ expr ] prints as a two-dimensional representation of expr using only keyboard characters.
  • OutputForm is an approximation to StandardForm which uses only ordinary keyboard characters.
  • The OutputForm of many kinds of expressions is quite different from their internal representation.
  • OutputForm acts as a "wrapper", which affects printing, but not evaluation.
  • OutputForm cannot be used directly for input to Mathematica.
  • When possible, OutputForm uses approximations to special characters. Thus is given as >= and é as e'.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 1.10.9Section 2.8.1.
  • See also: StandardForm, TraditionalForm, InputForm, TeXForm, Short, FullForm.

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