# nLab fibrant type

Contents

### Context

#### Model category theory

Definitions

Morphisms

Universal constructions

Refinements

Producing new model structures

Presentation of $(\infty,1)$-categories

Model structures

for $\infty$-groupoids

for ∞-groupoids

for equivariant $\infty$-groupoids

for rational $\infty$-groupoids

for rational equivariant $\infty$-groupoids

for $n$-groupoids

for $\infty$-groups

for $\infty$-algebras

general $\infty$-algebras

specific $\infty$-algebras

for stable/spectrum objects

for $(\infty,1)$-categories

for stable $(\infty,1)$-categories

for $(\infty,1)$-operads

for $(n,r)$-categories

for $(\infty,1)$-sheaves / $\infty$-stacks

# Contents

## Idea

In the categorical semantics of dependent type theory in some suitable category $\mathcal{C}$ (see at relation between category theory and type theory) a type $X$ in the empty context is usually interpreted as an object $[X]$ in the given target category, such that the unique morphism $[X]\to \ast$ to the terminal object (which interprets the unit type) is a special morphism called a display map. Specifically in the context of homotopy type theory display maps are typically fibrations with respect to some homotopical category structure on $\mathcal{C}$ (for instance the structure of a category of fibrant objects or even that of a model category, in particular that of a type-theoretic model category). Since in $\mathcal{C}$ objects $[X]$ for which $[X] \to \ast$ is a fibration are called fibrant objects, one may then call a type which is to be interpreted this way as a fibrant type.

Usually all types are required to be interpreted this way, and hence often the term “fibrant type” is not used, since often non-fibrant types are never considered.

However in general one may want to consider flavors of dependent type theory with categorical semantics in suitable homotopical categories which explicitly distinguishes between fibrant and non-fibrant interpretation. One example of this is what has come to be called Homotopy Type System (HTS). Default homotopy type theory (HoTT) has interpretation in type-theoretic model categories which is such that, roughly, Quillen equivalence is respected in that the interpretation in a way only depends on the (infinity,1)-category which is presented by the model category. Since up to weak equivalence every object in the model category is fibrant, this means that in this sense there is no sensible distinction between fibrant and non-fibrant objects/types. On the other hand, HTS is more a language for the type-theoretic model category itself (or whatever homotopical category plays its role), not just for the (infinity,1)-category that it is going to present. In its interpretation one explicitly wants to be able to distinguish between any object and its fibrant replacement. Hence in this context one distinguishes between “fibrant types” that are required to be interpreted as fibrant objects and “non-fibrant types” which may be interpreted as more general objects.

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