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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
qua•si /ˈkweɪzaɪ, -saɪ, ˈkwɑsi, -zi/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. resembling;
    almost the same as:a quasi member.

quasi-, prefix. 
  • quasi- comes from Latin, where it has the meaning "as if, as though.'' It is attached to adjectives and nouns and means "having some of the features but not all;
    almost the same as:''quasi-scientific, quasiparticle, quasi-stellar.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
    qua•si  (kwāzī, -sī, kwäsē, -zē),USA pronunciation adj. 
    1. resembling;
      virtual:a quasi member.
    • independent use of quasi-

  • a combining form meaning "resembling,'' "having some, but not all of the features of,'' used in the formation of compound words:quasi-definition; quasi-official;quasi-scientific.
    • Latin quasi as if, as though, equivalent. to qua(m) as + if 

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    quasi- combining form
    1. almost but not really; seemingly: a quasi-religious cult
    2. resembling but not actually being; so-called: a quasi-scholar
    Etymology: from L., lit: as if


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