I am looking for the formal abbreviation for something like "the further information can be found", e.g.: "lorem ipsum (the further information can be found in table 2.4)". My native language uses 'viz' as the further information can be found and I've found that it stands for videlicet. But in English, it is used differently than I need.

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    I like "(see also ...)" In fact, see also Is there a "see also" parenthetical citation abbreviation? I don't think there is a good, exact abbreviation.
    – DjinTonic
    Commented Jan 11, 2022 at 13:55
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    I agree with @DjinTonic. I think it's almost always unnecessary to state that further information is available at the other end of a reference - what else would there be? Less information? A discourse on another topic entirely? A picture of your cat looking at its cutest? I also think that the use of Latin phrases (abbreviated or otherwise) is disappearing from English as knowledge of Latin has disappeared. I for one, despite my solid groundings in both Latin and Greek, am not sorry to see them go; better that than to see them decline into gibbering inanity at the hands of the ... Commented Jan 11, 2022 at 14:55
  • Rant in previous comment cut short by character limits in comments. Probably just as well. Commented Jan 11, 2022 at 14:56
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    Further information can be found at or in x. No determiner (the). What is "your" language? Viz. just means namely, from Latin.
    – Lambie
    Commented Feb 5, 2023 at 16:07
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    I can't see why also is necessary. Just see table 2.4 is fine. Come to that, it would often seem fine to me to just write (table 2.4) - as a hypertext link to the relevant table if the document format supported that. Commented Feb 5, 2023 at 17:13

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In many situations, you could use "cf." ("confer"). This is often used as a prompt to the reader to compare two things, but it is also used more broadly:

cf. is used in writing to introduce something that should be considered in connection with the subject you are discussing.
For the more salient remarks on the matter, cf. Isis Unveiled, Vol. I. (Collins Dictionary)

used for referring to something that is connected with the subject you are discussing or reading about (Macmillan Dictionary)

If this doesn't have the right meaning, then "viz.", "e.g.", etc. might work in certain contexts.


One possibility, though not an exact fit, is q.v.:

quod vide; which see; used to reference material mentioned in text.

This is described in more detail in Brown’s book on the subject (q.v.).

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    No, it's a far from exact fit. ' ... [the] further information [mentioned] can be found in table 2.4' can't be condensed using qv. Commented Feb 10, 2022 at 14:42

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