Definition:Sigma-Ring/Definition 3

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Let $\Sigma$ be a system of sets.

$\Sigma$ is a $\sigma$-ring if and only if $\Sigma$ satisfies the $\sigma$-ring axioms:

\((\text {SR} 1')\)   $:$   Empty Set:    \(\ds \O \in \Sigma \)      
\((\text {SR} 2')\)   $:$   Closure under Set Difference:      \(\ds \forall A, B \in \Sigma:\) \(\ds A \setminus B \in \Sigma \)      
\((\text {SR} 3')\)   $:$   Closure under Countable Disjoint Unions:      \(\ds \forall A_n \in \Sigma: n = 1, 2, \ldots:\) \(\ds \bigsqcup_{n \mathop = 1}^\infty A_n \in \Sigma \)      

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Linguistic Note

The $\sigma$ in $\sigma$-ring is the Greek letter sigma which equates to the letter s.

$\sigma$ stands for for somme, which is French for union.