Intersection of sets

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One of the basic operations on sets. Suppose one has a finite or infinite collection of sets (the subscript serves to distinguish the elements of the given collection). Then the set of those elements that are contained in all these sets (the set of elements common to all ) is called the intersection of these sets.

The intersection of these sets is denoted by .

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This article was adapted from an original article by M.I. Voitsekhovskii (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article