A (possibly) slightly weaker notion of inaccessibility of a cardinal number than that of an inaccessible cardinal. See comments in that writeup for why we care enough to make up a name.

A cardinal number a is called *weakly inaccessible* iff:

We replace the demand that a be a

strong limit cardinal with just being a

limit cardinal.

Like inaccessible cardinals, it is "unknown" (in the sense of both existence and nonexistence being compatible with ZFC) whether "there are" (in the appropriate meta-mathematical sense) any weakly inaccessible cardinals. Any inaccessible cardinal is a weakly inaccessible cardinal; hence the name.