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and CONJUNCTION 1) used to connect words, clauses, or sentences. 2) used to connect two identical words to emphasize progressive change or great duration: getting better and better. 3) (connecting two numbers) plus. 4) informal (after a verb) to: try and do it.
USAGE As with other conjunctions such as but and because, it is widely held that it is incorrect to begin a sentence with and, the argument being that such a sentence expresses an incomplete thought. It has, however, long been used in this way in both written and spoken English (typically for rhetorical effect), and is quite acceptable.
ORIGIN Old English.

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