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- which see; used after a term to indicate that more information on the term is available elsewhere.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Which see: common, in the abbreviated form q. v., after a dictionary-word, book-title and page, or the like, to which the reader is thus referred for further information.
From Latin; quod ("which") + vidē ("see"), from videō ("I see"). (Wiktionary)