nLab class-locally presentable category



Category theory

Limits and colimits



The notion of a class-locally presentable category is a generalisation of that of a locally presentable category: In a class-locally presentable category one may need a proper class of objects (instead of just a small set) to build all the others by suitable colimits.


Let λ\lambda be a regular cardinal, and let the category CC be complete and cocomplete. Then CC is called class λ\lambda-presentable if there is a class ACA \subset C of λ\lambda-presentable objects such that every object of CC is a λ\lambda-filtered colimit of objects in AA. A category is class-locally presentable if it is class λ\lambda-presentable for some λ\lambda.

If CC merely has λ\lambda-filtered colimits, rather than all colimits (and limits), then it is called class λ\lambda-accessible, and class-accessible if it is class λ\lambda-accessible for some λ\lambda.

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