# Box product-closed property of topological spaces

This article defines a metaproperty of topological spaces: a property that can be evaluated to true/false for any property of topological spaces
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## Definition

Suppose $\alpha$ is a property of topological spaces, i.e., for any topological space $X$, $X$ either satisfies $\alpha$ or does not satisfy $\alpha$. Then, we say that $\alpha$ is a box product-closed property of topological spaces if for any (possibly finite, possibly infinite) collection of topological spaces $X_i, i \in I$, all of which satisfy $\alpha$, the product space $\prod_{i \in I} X_i$, endowed with the box topology, also satisfies $\alpha$.

## Relation with other metaproperties

### Other related metaproperties

To understand the relation between these concepts:

• Examples of properties of topological spaces that are both product-closed and box product-closed: T1 space, Hausdorff space
• Examples of properties that are box product-closed but not product-closed: discrete space
• Examples of properties that are product-closed but not box product-closed: compact space, connected space. Basically this list includes properties that are about smallness or intimacy of some sort. The box topology makes separation easier.