Definition of ampersand in English:

ampersand

Line breaks: am¦per|sand
Pronunciation: /ˈampəsand
 
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noun

The sign & (standing for and, as in Smith & Co., or the Latin et, as in &c.).
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  • This includes quotes, apostrophes, ellipses, em and en dashes, multiplication symbols, and ampersands.
  • But what is so special about the ampersand, specifically, in regard to this?
  • To keep your URL as simple as possible, try to exclude characters such as question marks and ampersands.

Origin

late 18th century: alteration of and per se and& by itself is and’, formerly chanted as an aid to learning the sign.

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