What is An Ampersand?

An ampersand is the symbol, ‘&’ that is used to imply ‘and.’ It is the contraction the of words ‘and,’ ‘per se’ and ‘and.’ It is a kind of punctuation that conjuncts two sentences or phrases, or clauses. An example in usage of an ampersand could be found in the popular clothing brand, ‘Dolce & Gabbana.’