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An ampersand is the symbol &, which was designed by German typesetter Manfred Johann Amper in 1634 as an abbreviation for the German word "und", which means "and" in English; hence the symbol was first known as "Amper's 'and' ", which was eventually syncopated into "ampersand", the term by which we know it today.
On a standard US keyboard the ampersand is on the same key as the numeral 7.

Her malformed pretzels looked like ampersands.

In formal symbolic logic the truth-functional connective AND is often represented by an ampersand.
by &y &erson October 25, 2010
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