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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

qua•siˈkweɪ zaɪ, -saɪ, ˈkwɑ si, -zi(adj.)

  1. resembling; seeming; virtual:

    a quasi member.

Origin of quasi:

1905–10; independent use of quasi -


  1. a combining form meaning “resembling,”“having some, but not all of the features of”:

    quasi-definition; quasi-scientific.

    Category: Affix

Origin of quasi-:

< L quasi as if, as though =qua(m) as + if


  1. quasi-(Prefix)

    Similar to, but not exactly the same as; virtual(ly).

  2. Origin: From quasi, from quam (interrogative adverb) + si (conditional particle).


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