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direct limit
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Limits and colimits
limits and colimits

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filtered colimit

sifted colimit

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preserved limit , reflected limit , created limit

product , fiber product , base change , coproduct , pullback , pushout , cobase change , equalizer , coequalizer , join , meet , terminal object , initial object , direct product , direct sum

finite limit

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The term direct limit is essentially another term for colimit , dating from a time before category theoretic terminology became established.

It is still used in various areas of mathematics. (Dually , inverse limit is another term for limit .) In this terminology, direct system means diagram , and direct cone means cocone .

More specifically, the term direct limit is often understood by default to refer to colimits over directed sets (or filtered categories ); see directed colimit (or filtered colimit ) for discussion of this case.

Especially common here is the directed set $(\mathbb{N},\leq)$ of natural numbers , in which case the direct system may be called a direct sequence .

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