# Definition:Set Union/Family of Sets/Two Sets

## Definition

Let $I = \set {\alpha, \beta}$ be an indexing set containing exactly two elements.

Let $\family {S_i}_{i \mathop \in I}$ be a family of sets indexed by $I$.

From the definition of the union of $S_i$:

$\displaystyle \bigcup_{i \mathop \in I} S_i := \set {x: \exists i \in I: x \in S_i}$

it follows that:

$\displaystyle \bigcup \set {S_\alpha, S_\beta} := S_\alpha \cup S_\beta$