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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  And  \And\,  conj.  [AS.  and  akin  to  OS  endi,  Icel.  enda,  OHG. 
  anti,  enti,  inti,  unti,  G.  und,  D.  en  OD  ende.  Cf  {An}  if 
  {Ante-}.] 
  1.  A  particle  which  expresses  the  relation  of  connection  or 
  addition.  It  is  used  to  conjoin  a  word  with  a  word  a 
  clause  with  a  clause,  or  a  sentence  with  a  sentence. 
 
  Note:  a  It  is  sometimes  used  emphatically;  as  ``there  are 
  women  and  women,''  that  is  two  very  different  sorts  of 
  women.  b  By  a  rhetorical  figure,  notions,  one  of 
  which  is  modificatory  of  the  other  are  connected  by 
  and  as  ``the  tediousness  and  process  of  my  travel,'' 
  that  is  the  tedious  process,  etc.;  ``thy  fair  and 
  outward  character,''  that  is  thy  outwardly  fair 
  character,  --Schmidt's  Shak.  Lex. 
 
  2.  In  order  to  --  used  instead  of  the  infinitival  to 
  especially  after  try  come  go 
 
  At  least  to  try  and  teach  the  erring  soul.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  It  is  sometimes  in  old  songs,  a  mere  expletive. 
 
  When  that  I  was  and  a  little  tiny  boy.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  If  though.  See  {An},  conj.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  As  they  will  set  an  house  on  fire,  and  it  were  but 
  to  roast  their  eggs.  --Bacon. 
 
  {And  so  forth},  and  others  and  the  rest;  and  similar  things 
  and  other  things  or  ingredients.  The  abbreviation,  etc 
  (et  cetera),  or  &c.,  is  usually  read  and  so  forth. 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  AND 
 
    (Or  "conjunction")  The  {Boolean}  function  which  is 
  true  only  if  all  its  arguments  are  true.  The  {truth  table} 
  for  the  two  argument  AND  function  is: 
 
  A  |  B  |  A  AND  B 
  --+---+--------- 
  F  |  F  |  F 
  F  |  T  |  F 
  T  |  F  |  F 
  T  |  T  |  T 
 
  AND  is  often  written  as  an  inverted  V"  in  texts  on  logic.  In 
  the  {C}  programming  language  it  is  represented  by  the  && 
  (logical  and)  {operator}. 
 
  (1997-11-15) 
 
 




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