Cross-references indicate that further information relating to a particular headword can be found at another entry. A cross-reference hyperlink is in small capitals with the numbered sense specified where relevant. The part of speech is given only if this is necessary to distinguish the main entry being referred to.

Types of cross-references

Cross-references are used for three main purposes:

First, cross-references are used to indicate relations of exact synonymy between headwords. In such cases only one headword is defined. Cross-references to synonymous headwords follow the definition.

aandblom, noun . . . aandblommetjie; evening flower
damba, noun . . . a. The galjoen (sense 1), Coracinus capensis

Second, cross-references introduced by ‘cf.’ (compare) show a strong link — but not full synonymy — between words, or that a headword is better understood by contrasting it with another headword.

advice office, noun phrase . . . Cf. aid centre
sloot, noun . . . cf. donga

Third, cross-references introduced by ‘See also’ indicate that useful or complementary information can be found by referring to another headword.

kennetjie, noun . . . See also boeresport
breker, noun . . . See also main man

Multiple cross-references

If there is more than one cross-reference included in a definition, links to synonyms are given first, followed by less closely related words that provide complementary information. Within each group of cross-references, items are arranged alphabetically.