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Proof This can be shown by interpreting CT in the least fixed point model of the abstract Kripke-Feferman theory, which is mirrored axiomatically by the system KF +GID and whose upper bound is TON (see [3, 6]). To this aim, we assume that the reader has skipped just a moment to Sect. 5 where the relevant interpreting theory KF +GID is described. First of all, the applicative language of CT may be regarded as a sublanguage of the language of KF +GID. Indeed, let ∗ be the map which preserves application, it is the identity on the TON-constants (combinators, number-theoretic operations) and is defined as follows on the special constants2 : eq ∗ = λxλy.

For the rest of this section we assume X to be fixed, and write ϑ, ψ for ϑX , ψ X . Remark Immediately from the definitions it follows that ψα ≤ ϑα. Before turning to the announced exact comparison of ϑ and ψ, we prove a somewhat weaker (but still very useful) result which can be obtained with much less effort. This corresponds to [18, p. 64] which in turn stems from [10, 11]. 2 For α ≤ (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) . α0 ≤ α ⇒ ψα0 ≤ ψα. α0 < α & K α0 < ψα ⇒ ψα0 < ψα. ψα < ψ(α+1) ⇔ K α < ψα. α ∈ Lim ⇒ ψα = supξ<α ψξ.

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