We present a first-order extension of the algebraic theory about processes known as ACP and its main models. Useful predicates\ud on processes, such as deadlock freedom and determinism, can be added to this theory through first-order definitional extensions. Model theory is used to analyse the discrepancies between identity in the models of the first-order extension of ACP and bisimilarity of the transition systems\ud extracted from these models, and also the discrepancies between deadlock freedom in the models of a first-order definitional extension of this theory and deadlock freedom of the transition systems extracted from these models. First-order definitions are material to the formalization of an interpretation of one theory about processes in another. We give a comprehensive example of such an interpretation too
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