Definition

Definition[symbol]

prints as the definitions given for a symbol.

Definition["symbol"]

prints as the definitions given for the symbol named "symbol" if it exists.

Details

Examples

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Basic Examples  (2)

Scope  (3)

For built-in symbols, Definition gives attributes, defaults, and options:

For user-defined symbols, Definition gives attributes, defaults, options, and definitions:

Print the definitions of a symbol if it exists:

Create the symbol and then print its definition:

Properties & Relations  (4)

For read-protected symbols, definitions are not given:

The information given by Definition is comprised of defaults, options, attributes, and values:

Information prints the values rendered by Definition, as well as usage messages:

?? is the same as Information:

Definition is HoldAll:

This gives the definition of symbol itself:

This gives the definition of its value:

Possible Issues  (1)

Definition is an output form; it does not evaluate:

Wolfram Research (1988), Definition, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Definition.html (updated 1996).

Text

Wolfram Research (1988), Definition, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Definition.html (updated 1996).

CMS

Wolfram Language. 1988. "Definition." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 1996. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Definition.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (1988). Definition. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Definition.html

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2022_definition, author="Wolfram Research", title="{Definition}", year="1996", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Definition.html}", note=[Accessed: 27-September-2022 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2022_definition, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={Definition}, year={1996}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Definition.html}, note=[Accessed: 27-September-2022 ]}