Definition of quasi- in English:

quasi-

Pronunciation /ˈkweɪzʌɪ//ˈkweɪsʌɪ//ˈkwɑːzi/

combining form

  • 1Apparently but not really; seemingly.

    ‘quasi-American’
    ‘quasi-scientific’
    supposedly, seemingly, apparently, allegedly, reportedly, professedly, ostensibly, on the face of it, to all appearances, on the surface, to all intents and purposes, outwardly, superficially, purportedly, nominally, by its own account, by one's own account, on paper
    supposed, seeming, apparent, alleged, reported, ostensible, purported, nominal, so-called, would-be, pseudo-
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    1. 1.1 Being partly or almost.
      ‘quasicrystalline’
      partly, partially, in part, part, to a certain degree, to a certain extent, to a limited degree, to a limited extent, to some degree, to some extent, half, in some measure, relatively, comparatively, moderately, to a point, up to a point, a little, somewhat
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Origin

From Latin quasi ‘as if, almost’.

Pronunciation

quasi-

/ˈkweɪzʌɪ//ˈkweɪsʌɪ//ˈkwɑːzi/