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The neat embedding problem for algebras other than cylindric algebras and for infinite dimensions
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    Journal article
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    hirsch R, sayed ahmed T
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    208, 222
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    The Journal of Symbolic Logic
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Hirsch and Hodkinson proved, for $3\leq m<\omega$ and any $k<\omega$, that the class $S\straightNr_m\CA_{m+k+1}$ is strictly contained in $S\straightNr_m\CA_{m+k}$ and if $k\geq 1$ then the former class cannot be defined by any finite set of first order formulas, within the latter class. We generalise this result to the following algebras of $m$-ary relations for which the neat reduct operator $\Nr_m$ is meaningful: polyadic algebras with or without equality and substitution algebras. We also generalise this result to allow the case where $m$ is an infinite ordinal, using quasipolyadic algebras in place of polyadic algebras (with or without equality). \footnote{ Mathematics Subject Classification: 03G15, 03C10. {\it Key words}: algebraic logic, cylindric algebras, quasi-polyadic algebras, substitution algebras, neat reducts, neat embeddings. }
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