[ kwey-zahy, -sahy, kwah-see, -zee ]
/ ˈkweɪ zaɪ, -saɪ, ˈkwɑ si, -zi /
resembling; seeming; virtual: a quasi member.
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Origin of quasi
independent use of quasi-
Definition for quasi (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “resembling,” “having some, but not all of the features of,” used in the formation of compound words: quasi-definition; quasi-monopoly; quasi-official; quasi-scientific.
Origin of quasi-
<Latin quasi as if, as though, equivalent to qua(m) as + sī if
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH quasi-pseudo-, quasi- .
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi (1 of 2)
/ (ˈkweɪzaɪ, -saɪ, ˈkwɑːzɪ) /
as if; as it were
Word Origin for quasi
from Latin, literally: as if
British Dictionary definitions for quasi (2 of 2)
almost but not really; seeminglya quasi-religious cult
resembling but not actually being; so-calleda quasi-scholar
Word Origin for quasi-
from L., lit: as if
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