CW-complex, Hausdorff space, second-countable space, sober space
connected space, locally connected space, contractible space, locally contractible space
An ∞-groupoid or a topological space or another realization of the concept (∞,0)-category is contractible if it is weakly equivalent to the point.
Sometimes one allows also the empty object $\emptyset$ to be contractible. To distinguish this, we say
an $\infty$-groupoid is (-1)-truncated (is a (-1)-groupoid) if it is either empty or equivalent to the point;
an $\infty$-groupoid is (-2)-truncated (is a (-2)-groupoid) if it is equivalent to the point.
Notice that since the Whitehead theorem applies in ∞Grpd, being weakly equivalent to the point is the same as there being a contraction.
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homotopy level | n-truncation | homotopy theory | higher category theory | higher topos theory | homotopy type theory |
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h-level 0 | (-2)-truncated | contractible space | (-2)-groupoid | true/unit type/contractible type | |
h-level 1 | (-1)-truncated | (-1)-groupoid/truth value | mere proposition, h-proposition | ||
h-level 2 | 0-truncated | discrete space | 0-groupoid/set | sheaf | h-set |
h-level 3 | 1-truncated | homotopy 1-type | 1-groupoid/groupoid | (2,1)-sheaf/stack | h-groupoid |
h-level 4 | 2-truncated | homotopy 2-type | 2-groupoid | h-2-groupoid | |
h-level 5 | 3-truncated | homotopy 3-type | 3-groupoid | h-3-groupoid | |
h-level $n+2$ | $n$-truncated | homotopy n-type | n-groupoid | h-$n$-groupoid | |
h-level $\infty$ | untruncated | homotopy type | ∞-groupoid | (∞,1)-sheaf/∞-stack | h-$\infty$-groupoid |