& Ampersand


The & symbol has the meaning Ampersand. It belongs to the category Units & Letter-like Symbols. It is also known as And-Symbol, Et-Symbol or Commercial And. This character shows a usable replacement symbol for the “and” binding word. Often the Et Symbol is used in company names. In addition, artist duos and music groups use the Ampersand too. Incidentally, the And-Symbol originally consisted of an “e” and a “t”. That’s why it’s called Et-Symbol. In English and French, the ampersand is also used by appending a “c.” This then yields “&c.” And means something like “et cetera”. But what key combination can I use to represent the Ampersand on the computer? Just use “Shift” + “6”. It is important that you hold down the Shift key. If this does not work for you, you can simply copy the ampersand by pressing the copy button.

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UTF-8/ Unicode U+0026

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