is a global variable that gives the current context.


  • Contexts are specified by strings of the form "name`".
  • $Context is modified by Begin, BeginPackage, End and EndPackage.
  • $Context is a rough analog for Wolfram Language symbols of the current working directory for files in many operating systems.


Basic Examples  (1)

Give the current context. The default is "Global`":

New symbols created will have this context by default:

Introduced in 1988