# Kerodon

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Example 7.1.4.9. Let $\operatorname{\mathcal{C}}$ be an $\infty$-category. Then an object $Y \in \operatorname{\mathcal{C}}$ is final (in the sense of Definition 7.1.2.1) if and only if the map

$(\emptyset )^{\triangleleft } \simeq \Delta ^0 \xrightarrow {Y} \operatorname{\mathcal{C}}$

is a limit diagram in $\operatorname{\mathcal{C}}$. Similarly, $Y$ is initial if and only if the map

$(\emptyset )^{\triangleright } \simeq \Delta ^0 \xrightarrow {Y} \operatorname{\mathcal{C}}$

is a colimit diagram in $\operatorname{\mathcal{C}}$.