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quasi-

Syllabification: quasi-
Pronunciation: /ˈkwāˌzī
 
, ˈkwäzē
 
/

Definition of quasi- in English:

combiningForm

1Seemingly; apparently but not really: quasi-American quasi-scientific
Synonyms
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
Synonyms
partly, partially, part, to a certain extent, to some extent, half, relatively, comparatively, (up) to a point;
almost, nearly, just about, all but

Origin

from Latin quasi 'as if, almost'.

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