These are the usual And, Or and Not operators.
They are frequently used to combine relational operators, for example
x < 20 && x >= 10
In C these logical connectives employ a technique known as lazy evaluation. They evaluate their left hand operand, and then only evaluate the right hand one if this is required. Clearly false && anything is always false, true || anything is always true. In such cases the second test is not evaluated.
Not operates on a single logical value, its effect is to reverse its state. Here is an example of its use.
if ( ! acceptable ) printf("Not Acceptable !!\n");
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