# 📝Contravariant Functor

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§ Category Theory

Contravariant functor is like a Functor, but it reverses the direction of morphisms. Contravariant functor from category $C$ to category $D$ is simply a Functor from $C^{op}$ to $D$.

Every arrow $f: A \to B$ (in $C$) is mapped to an arrow $F(f): F(B) \to F(A)$ (in $D$).

Note that Cofunctor is a misnomer for contravariant functor, as the dual of a functor is a functor.

Haskelly-speaking:

class Contravariant f where
contramap :: (a -> b) -> f b -> f a
--      = :: (a -> b) -> (f b -> f a)
-- must satisfy:
-- contramap id = id
-- contramap f . contramap g = contramap (g . f)


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