# Superstrong cardinal

In mathematics, a cardinal number κ is called superstrong if and only if there exists an elementary embedding j : VM from V into a transitive inner model M with critical point κ and ${\displaystyle V_{j(\kappa )}}$M.
Similarly, a cardinal κ is n-superstrong if and only if there exists an elementary embedding j : VM from V into a transitive inner model M with critical point κ and ${\displaystyle V_{j^{n}(\kappa )}}$M. Akihiro Kanamori has shown that the consistency strength of an n+1-superstrong cardinal exceeds that of an n-huge cardinal for each n > 0.