# nLab pro-object in an (infinity,1)-category

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### Context

#### $(\infty,1)$-Category theory

(∞,1)-category theory

## Models

#### Limits and colimits

limits and colimits

# Contents

## Definition

### For small (∞,1)-categories

For $C$ a small (∞,1)-category and $\kappa$ a regular cardinal, the $(\infty,1)$-category of $\kappa-$pro-objects in $C$ is the opposite (∞,1)-category of ind-objects in the opposite of $C$:

$Pro_\kappa(C) := (Ind_\kappa(C^{op}))^{op} \,.$

For $\kappa = \omega$ we write just $Pro(C)$.

By the properties listed there, if $C$ has all $\kappa$-small (∞,1)-limits then this is equivalent to

$\cdots \simeq Lex_\kappa(C, \infty Grpd)^{op} \subset Func(C,\infty Grpd)^{op}$

the full sub-(∞,1)-category of the (∞,1)-category of (∞,1)-functors on those that preserve these limits.

### For large (∞,1)-categories

Generalizing this definition:

###### Definition

If $\mathcal{C}$ is a possibly non-small but accessible $(\infty,1)$-category with finite $(\infty,1)$-limits, we write :

$Pro(\mathcal{C}) \;\coloneqq\; AccLexFunc(C ,\, \infty Grpd)^{op}$

for the opposite $\infty$-category of $\infty$-functors $\mathcal{C} \to$ ∞Grpd which are

(Lurie 2009, Def. 7.1.6.1)
###### Remark

Yet more generally, if $C$ is just locally small, then one can take $Pro(\mathcal{C})$ to be the $\infty$-category of small functors whose Grothendieck construction is cofiltered?. Equivalently, $Pro(\mathca;{C})$ consists of the functors which are “small cofiltered limits of representables”.

###### Remark

For $\mathcal{C}$ a possibly large but accessible $(\infty,1)$-category which is tensored over ∞Grpd, in that there is a natural equivalence

$\infty Grpd \big( S ,\, \mathcal{C}(X,Y) \big) \;\; \simeq \;\; \infty Grpd \big( S \cdot X ,\, Y \big)$

then it is still a full sub-$(\infty,1)$-category of its pro-objects, in the sense of Def. , via the usual $(\infty,1)$-Yoneda embedding:

(1)$\array{ \mathcal{C} &\xhookrightarrow{\phantom{---}}& Pro(\mathcal{C}) \\ c &\mapsto& \mathcal{C}(c,-) }$

This is because the above tensoring means that $\mathcal{C}(c,-)$ is a right$\,$adjoint $(\infty,1)$-functor and these preserve limits and are accessible (by this Prop.)

The large version is mentioned in: