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groupoid; variety; nonfinitely based
Idempotent slim groupoids are groupoids satisfying $xx\=x$ and $x(yz)\=xz$. We prove that the variety of idempotent slim groupoids has uncountably many subvarieties. We find a four-element, inherently nonfinitely based idempotent slim groupoid; the variety generated by this groupoid has only finitely many subvarieties. We investigate free objects in some varieties of idempotent slim groupoids determined by permutational equations.
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