Ampersand (noun)

  1. The symbol '&' used to represent the word 'and'.
  2. The symbol used to join two words together to form a single entity.


Derived from the phrase 'and per se and' meaning 'and by itself and'.


  1. In company names, the ampersand is often used to join two parts of the name, such as Johnson & Johnson.
  2. The ampersand is used as a shorthand symbol to mean 'and' in mathematical and logical expressions.
  3. The new software program allowed the user to type the ampersand symbol using a combination of keyboard keys.
  4. The book had an appendix that listed the most commonly used symbols, including the ampersand.
  5. The ampersand is considered a unique and versatile symbol, having a rich history and usage in various fields.
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