The ampersand is a punctuation mark (&) used to represent the conjunction ‘and’.
Alrhough it is a substitute for the word 'and' in any context it is not generally used outside of signs and titles.
It is a ligature formed from an upper or lowercase e conjoined with t which spells et (“and” in Latin).
(In writing and typography the word ligature means a character consisting of two or more letters combined into one.)
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