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 (kwā′zī′, kwä′zē)
Having a likeness to something; resembling: a quasi success.

[Middle English, as if, from Old French, from Latin : quam, as; see kwo- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + , if; see swo- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]


(ˈkweɪzaɪ; -saɪ; ˈkwɑːzɪ)
as if; as it were
[from Latin, literally: as if]


(ˈkweɪ zaɪ, -saɪ, ˈkwɑ si, -zi)

resembling; seeming; virtual: a quasi member.
[1905–10; independent use of quasi-]


a combining form meaning “resembling,” “having some, but not all of the features of”: quasi-definition; quasi-scientific.
[< Latin quasi as if, as though =qua(m) as + if]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.quasi - having some resemblance; "a quasi success"; "a quasi contract"
similar - marked by correspondence or resemblance; "similar food at similar prices"; "problems similar to mine"; "they wore similar coats"
References in classic literature ?
I ventured to offer to the learned among them a conjecture of my own, that Laputa was QUASI LAP OUTED; LAP, signifying properly, the dancing of the sunbeams in the sea, and OUTED, a wing; which, however, I shall not obtrude, but submit to the judicious reader.
It runs: -- Vondervotteimittis -- Vonder, lege Donder -- Votteimittis, quasi und Bleitziz- Bleitziz obsol: -- pro Blitzen.
upon my left heel, that thou mayst quasi vestigiis nostris
Toog struck and choked her repeatedly until finally, half unconscious, she lapsed into quasi submission.
Then the pair (X, U) is said to be an L-Fuzzy quasi uniform space.
Capelo: Variational and Quasi Variational Inequalities, Wiley, London, 1984.
A function f: X [right arrow] Y is said to be quasi sg-open if the image of every sg-open set in X is open in Y.
During a medical examination at the hospital, Quasi was asked to strip off.
In McQueen, the circuit court issued a detailed decision dismissing the complaint, holding that foreclosure proceedings are quasi in rem proceedings and are not exempt from the general rule that lawsuits against deceased persons are nullities.
This is similar to the percentage in quasi government sector and slightly less than in the for-profit sector.
43 reinforced an earlier rule permitting an accounting procedure known as a corporate readjustment--or more commonly, a quasi reorganization.
In this section, we introduce intuitionistic fuzzy quasi weakly generalized continuous mappings and study some of their properties.