In the beginning of the section the author of book i read states
If is a sequence of complex-valued functions on a set , the statement " as " can be taken in many different sense, for example pointwise or uniform convergence. If is a measure space, one can also speak of a.e. convergence or convergence in .
Before moving further with the text I wanted to clarify what he means by a.e. I am familiar with the notion of almost-everywhere, but what kind of convergence is he referring to exactly? Is this pointwise convergence almost everywhere, uniform convergence almost everywhere? Something else entirely? It is possible he spoke about this earlier in the text but I could not find it.
This passage is before he introduces convergence in measure, so it cannot be that. In fact, he has a corollary that if in , there is a subsequence such that a.e., and follows this with a remark saying
If a.e. it does not follow that in measure.