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Mathematica Character Name


  • Unicode: F3B1.
  • Alias: Esc cont Esc.
  • Structural element.
  • Used at the end of a line of input to indicate that the expression on that line continues onto the next line.
  • Equivalent in meaning to \ at the end of a line.