## Quantales

Abbreviation: **Qu**

### Definition

A ** quantale** is a structure $\mathbf{A}=\langle A, \bigvee, \cdot, 0\rangle$ of type $\langle\infty, 2, 0\rangle$ such that

$\langle A, \bigvee, 0\rangle$ is a complete semilattice with $0=\bigvee\emptyset$,

$\langle A, \cdot\rangle$ is a semigroup, and

$\cdot$ distributes over $\bigvee$: $(\bigvee X)\cdot y=\bigvee_{x\in X}(x\cdot y)$ and $y\cdot(\bigvee X)=\bigvee_{x\in X}(y\cdot x)$

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It is not unusual to give several (equivalent) definitions. Ideally, one of the definitions would give an irredundant axiomatization that does not refer to other classes.

##### Morphisms

Let $\mathbf{A}$ and $\mathbf{B}$ be quantales. A morphism from $\mathbf{A}$ to $\mathbf{B}$ is a function $h:A\rightarrow B$ that is a homomorphism: $h(\bigvee X)=\bigvee h[X]$ for all $X\subseteq A$ (hence $h(0)=0$) and $h(x \cdot y)=h(x) \cdot h(y)$

### Definition

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### Examples

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### Basic results

### Properties

Feel free to add or delete properties from this list. The list below may contain properties that are not relevant to the class that is being described.

### Finite members

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### Subclasses

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### Superclasses

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### References

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