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Standard Namespaces
Mathematica allows arbitrary hierachical namespaces. However, several standard "contexts" are conventionally used for predefined purposes.
System` the context for system-defined symbols
Global` the default context for user-defined symbols
package` the conventional context for public symbols in a package
package`Private` the conventional context for private symbols in a package
$CellContext` placeholder for the context of a symbol inside Dynamic
Cell$n`, Notebook$n` unique contexts generated for cells or notebooks
Developer` built-in symbols intended for advanced package development
Experimental` symbols introduced in a particular version for experimental purposes