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Remove[symbol1, ...]
removes symbols completely, so that their names are no longer recognized by Mathematica.
Remove["form1", "form2", ...]
removes all symbols whose names match any of the string patterns formi.
  • You can use Remove to get rid of symbols that you do not need, and which may shadow symbols in contexts later on your context path.
  • Remove["form"] allows the following metacharacters:
*match zero or more characters
@match one or more characters, but not upper-case letters
  • Remove["context`*"] removes all symbols in a particular context.
  • Once you have removed a symbol, you will never be able to refer to it again, unless you recreate it.
  • If you have an expression that contains a symbol which you remove, the removed symbol will be printed as Removed["name"], where its name is given in a string.
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