represents a sequence of n omitted elements in an expression printed with Short or Shallow. The standard print form for Skeleton is n.


  • In StandardForm, Skeleton is by default printed using \[LeftSkeleton] and characters.
  • You can reset the print form of Skeleton.
  • n indicates the presence of missing information, and so generates an error if you try to interpret it as Wolfram Language kernel input.


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Basic Examples  (2)

A skeleton object:

An output containing a skeleton object:

Properties & Relations  (1)

Shortened Short and Shallow outputs contain skeleton objects:

Introduced in 1988
Updated in 1996