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am·per·sand

 (ăm′pər-sănd′)
n.
The character or sign (&) representing the word and.

[Alteration of and per se and, & (the sign) by itself (means) and.]
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ampersand

(ˈæmpəˌsænd) or

amperzand

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the character (&), meaning and: John Brown & Co.
[C19: shortened from and per se and, that is, the symbol & by itself (represents) and]
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am•per•sand

(ˈæm pərˌsænd)

n.
a character or symbol (&) for and, as in Smith & Jones, Inc.
[1820–30; contraction of and per se and literally, (the symbol) & by itself (stands for) and]
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ampersand

A character (&) used in printing and writing to represent “and.”
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ampersand - a punctuation mark (&) used to represent conjunction (and)ampersand - a punctuation mark (&) used to represent conjunction (and)
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
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Translations

ampersand

[ˈæmpəsænd] Nel signo & (= and)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ampersand

[ˈæmpərsænd] nesperluette f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

ampersand

nEt-Zeichen f, → Und-Zeichen nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

ampersand

[ˈæmpəˌsænd] n"e" f commerciale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
The letters and power of attorney forms contained non-professional variations in the letterheads, such as commas and ampersands appearing in one document but not repeated on another.
However, the system's flexibility in handling period punctuation could lead searchers to expect equal talent in handling ampersands, which produces an unpredictable result.