weak omega-category

Weak $\omega$-categories are examples of higher categories, with essentially the same meaning as $\infty$-categories. The distinction between the terms “$\omega$-category” and “$\infty$-category” is mostly a matter of the preference of individual authors. One slight difference is that $\infty$-category usually seems to imply a “weak” notion, while in addition to weak $\omega$-categories there are also strict ones.

See the general references at higher category theory.

- André Joyal, Tim Porter, Peter May,
*Weak categories*(pdf)

Revised on August 17, 2009 21:50:45
by Toby Bartels
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