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### On the notion of partial semigroup

A partial binary operation on a set $X$ is just a (partial) function $\varphi: X \times X \rightharpoonup X$ (I'm using \rightharpoonup for partial maps), and a partial magma is a pair $\mathbb M = ...

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### What is the origin of the term magma?

Wikipedia credits Bourbaki with coining it, but doesn't provide a source. Does anyone happen to know the motivation for using this term?

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### Magma “actions” (or alternatively, “What is the Yoneda lemma for magmas?”)

Arguably the most import thing about groups, semigroups and more generally categories, is that they can act on sets (or even collections of sets in the case of a category). This is the basis for all ...

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### Free commutative magma over a set

BOURBAKI, inside his book on ALGEBRA defines and provides explicit constructions concerning the concepts of free magma, free monoid (and implicitele free semi-group) and free group, and as well free ...