# Definition:Limit Superior of Sequence of Sets/Definition 2

## Definition

Let $\sequence {E_n: n \in \N}$ be a sequence of sets.

Then the limit superior of $\sequence {E_n: n \in \N}$, denoted $\ds \limsup_{n \mathop \to \infty} E_n$, is defined as:

$\ds \limsup_{n \mathop \to \infty} E_n = \set {x : x \in E_i \text { for infinitely many } i}$

## Also denoted as

The limit superior of $E_n$ can also be seen denoted as:

$\ds \underset {n \mathop \to \infty} {\overline \lim} E_n$

but this notation is not used on $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$.

Some sources merely present this as:

$\ds \overline \lim E_n$

The abbreviated notation $E^*$ can also be seen.

## Also known as

The limit superior of a sequence of sets is also known as its superior limit.