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Syntax Definition wceq 1654
Description: Extend wff definition to include class equality.

For a general discussion of the theory of classes, see http://us.metamath.org/mpeuni/mmset.html#class.

(The purpose of introducing wff = here, and not in set theory where it belongs, is to allow us to express i.e. "prove" the weq 1655 of predicate calculus in terms of the wceq 1654 of set theory, so that we don't "overload" the = connective with two syntax definitions. This is done to prevent ambiguity that would complicate some Metamath parsers. For example, some parsers - although not the Metamath program - stumble on the fact that the = in could be the = of either weq 1655 or wceq 1654, although mathematically it makes no difference. The class variables and are introduced temporarily for the purpose of this definition but otherwise not used in predicate calculus. See df-cleq 2436 for more information on the set theory usage of wceq 1654.)

Hypotheses
Ref Expression
wceq.cA No typesetting for: class A
wceq.cB No typesetting for: class B
Assertion
Ref Expression
wceq No typesetting for: wff A = B

See definition df-sb 1661 for more information.

Colors of variables: wff set class
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