We show that a property known from model theory as *weak elimination of imaginaries *corresponds to the property of admitting least *algebraically closed supports, *and is a generalization of admitting least supports in many contexts. In particular, we show that an ω-categorical structure admits least supports if and only if it has no algebraicity and has weak elimination of imaginaries.

# Tag Archives: least supports

# The Rado graph admits only one oligomorphic action of its automorphism group

Let denote the Rado graph and its automorphism group. We show that any action of on by automorphisms which has finitely many orbits is isomorphic to the natural action. Therefore, in a sense, every interpretation of the Rado graph in itself without parameters is trivial. The proof uses a counting argument. As a corollary, every interpretation of the Rado graph in itself without parameters is definably isomorphic or anti-isomorphic to the Rado graph. Also, there is no interpretation of – the Rado graph with a constant – in which does not use parameters.

# Least supports and non-interpretability

In this post, we give a proof that does not interpret (without parameters) in the homogeneous poset nor in the random graph . The idea is to first show that every continuous action of or on a set is faithful or trivial. We show this by using the fact that and have least supports. Since and have an automorphism of order two and does not, this proves that there is no nontrivial continuous action of nor on .