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  1. (in prescriptions) as much as you wish.

Origin of q.v.1

From the Latin word quantum vīs


plural qq.v.
  1. (used in formal writing after a cross reference) which see.

Origin of q.v.2

From the Latin word quod vidē
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Examples from the Web for qv

Historical Examples

  • Several attempts have been made to prove the existence of Celtic dialects with qv on the continent.

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British Dictionary definitions for qv


abbreviation for (denoting a cross reference)
  1. quod vide

Word Origin

New Latin: which (word, item, etc) see
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