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prints as the definitions given for symbol, and all symbols on which these depend.
  • FullDefinition[symbol] recursively prints as all definitions for the symbol, and for the symbols that appear in these definitions, unless those symbols have the attribute Protected.
For built-in symbols, FullDefinition gives attributes, defaults, and options, just like Definition does:
For user-defined symbols, FullDefinition gives attributes, defaults, options, and definitions:
For a symbol whose definition does not depend on others, it is equivalent to Definition:
For read-protected symbols, definitions are not given:
FullDefinition lists defaults, options, attributes, and values:
Save writes the output of FullDefinition to a file:
FullDefinition is an output form; it does not evaluate:
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