and

conjunction
1》 used to connect words of the same part of speech, clauses, or sentences.
    ↘connecting two identical comparatives, to emphasize a progressive change.
    ↘connecting two identical words, implying great duration or great extent.
2》 used to connect two numbers to indicate that they are being added together.
    ↘archaic connecting two numbers, implying succession.
3》 used to introduce an additional comment or interjection.
4》 informal used after some verbs and before another verb to indicate intention, instead of ‘to’.
noun (AND)
1》 a logical operation which gives the value one if and only if all the operands are one, and otherwise gives a value of zero.
2》 [as modifier] Electronics denoting a gate circuit which produces an output only when signals are received simultaneously through all input connections.
Origin
OE and, ond, of Gmc origin.
Usage
A small number of verbs, notably try, come, and go, can be followed by and rather than to in sentences like we're going to try and explain it to them. Such uses are regarded as wrong by some traditionalists, but they are extremely common and can be regarded as part of standard English.

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