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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.]

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]

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]

ampersand

A character (&) used in printing and writing to represent “and.”
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
Translations

ampersand

[ˈæmpəsænd] Nel signo & (= and)

ampersand

[ˈæmpərsænd] nesperluette f

ampersand

nEt-Zeichen f, → Und-Zeichen nt

ampersand

[ˈæmpəˌsænd] n"e" f commerciale
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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.