## Limits in n-categories (1997)

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@TECHREPORT{Simpson97limitsin,

author = {Carlos Simpson},

title = {Limits in n-categories},

institution = {},

year = {1997}

}

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### Abstract

One of the main notions in category theory is the notion of limit. Similarly, one of the most commonly used techniques in homotopy theory is the notion of “homotopy limit” commonly called “holim ” for short. The purpose of the this paper is to begin to develop

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