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Analog of '& in cshell' in bash

I was using & in cshell in the end of a command, in order to execute the command as an independent process from the terminal: kate filename.txt& How I should do this in bash?
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ampersand at beginning of a line in csh

What does an ampersand at the beginning of a line do in csh? It seems to be ignored (with no error message), but why? Example: & echo 'hi there' performs the expected echo with no error ...