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What does "Kan" mean in "Kan operations"?

ice1000

I'm studying Cubical Type Theory and I see the word "Kan operations" (ref1, ref2, ref3, and there are many more), which is related to "adding a cap to a tube" (can be also explained as "given a path between a and b, and two paths that are between a and c/b and d respectively, we can use Kan operations to get a path between c and d").

I wonder if there's any references that can explain where this "Kan" word come from -- what does it mean? Is that "Kan extensions" in Category theory?


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