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Ampersand evolution.
 
The roman ampersand at left is stylized, but the italic one at right reveals its origin in the Latin word et.

EtymologyEdit

A stylized form of Latin et (and). Romans used such symbols (ligatures) from at least the first century CE, but the character may not have acquired its present form until the advent of calligraphy in the Middle Ages. Compare , of same meaning and similar derivation.

ConjunctionEdit

&

  1. Siglum of "and"

SymbolEdit

&

  1. (programming) Used in some programming languages for different purposes.
    1. Dereferencing memory address.
    2. Bitwise "and" operator.
  2. (networking) In a URL, separates each field-value pair of a query string .
    http://example.com/form.asp?name1=value1&name2=value2

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EnglishEdit

ConjunctionEdit

&

  1. Siglum of "and"
    • 2011, David Almond, The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean, Candlewick Press (2014), →ISBN, 121:
      “Welcum to McCaufreys, Billy Dean” he says. “Make yorself at home & hav a pie.”
  2. (dated) Abbreviation of et in Latin phrases such as et cetera.

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ConjunctionEdit

&

  1. i

FrenchEdit

ConjunctionEdit

&

  1. et

ItalianEdit

ConjunctionEdit

&

  1. Abbreviation of e, ed
  2. (dated) Abbreviation of Latin et

JapaneseEdit

ParticleEdit

& (katakana アンド, rōmaji ando)

  1. Abbreviation of アンド.

PortugueseEdit

ConjunctionEdit

&

  1. e

SpanishEdit

ConjunctionEdit

&

  1. y
  2. e

SwedishEdit

ConjunctionEdit

&

  1. och