weak equivalence of precategories

A functor $F: A \to B$ is **essentially surjective** if for all $b:B$, there merely exists an $a:A$ such that $F a \cong b$.

We say that $F$ is a **weak equivalence** if it is fully faithful and essentially surjective.

For categories there is no difference between weak equivalences and equivalences.

category: category theory

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