Definition of quasi- in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkweɪzʌɪ/


1Apparently but not really; seemingly: quasi-American quasi-scientific
supposedly, seemingly, apparently, allegedly, reportedly, professedly, ostensibly, on the face of it, to all appearances, on the surface, to all intents and purposes, outwardly, superficially, purportedly, nominally, by one's/its own account, on paper;
rare pretendedly, ostensively
supposed, seeming, apparent, alleged, reported, ostensible, purported, nominal, so-called, would-be, pseudo-;
bogus, sham, phoney, imitation, artificial, mock, ersatz, fake, forged, feigned, pretended, simulated, false, spurious, counterfeit, fraudulent, deceptive
informal pretend, put-on
British informal cod
rare ostensive
1.1Being partly or almost: quasicrystalline
partly, partially, in part, part, to a certain extent/degree, to a limited extent/degree, to some extent/degree, half, in some measure, relatively, comparatively, moderately, (up) to a point, a little, somewhat;
almost, nearly, very nearly, just about, all but, not totally, not wholly, not entirely, not fully, incompletely


From Latin quasi 'as if, almost'.

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