Definition of quasi- in English:


Syllabification: quasi-
Pronunciation: /ˈkwāˌzī
, ˈkwäzē

combining form

1Seemingly; apparently but not really: quasi-American quasi-scientific
supposedly, seemingly, apparently, allegedly, ostensibly, on the face of it, on the surface, to all intents and purposes, outwardly, superficially, purportedly, nominally; pseudo-
1.1Being partly or almost: quasicrystalline
partly, partially, part, to a certain extent, to some extent, half, relatively, comparatively, (up) to a point; almost, nearly, just about, all but


from Latin quasi 'as if, almost'.

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