# Symbols:Symbolic Logic/Deprecated Symbols/Ampersand

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## Deprecated Symbol for Conjunction

- $\&$

$P \mathop \& Q$ means **$P$ is true and $Q$ is true**.

An alternative to $P \land Q$, which is what is usually used by logicians.

The $\LaTeX$ code for \(P \mathop \& Q\) is `P \mathop \& Q`

or `P \mathop \And Q`

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## Linguistic Note

The word **ampersand** is an elision, which evolved via an interesting linguistic process from **and per se and**.

Its literal meaning is: **and (the symbol $\&$) intrinsically (is the word) and**.

The symbol $\&$ itself evolved from the Latin **et** (for **and**).