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To some degree; in some manner: quasi-stellar object.
[Latin quasi, as if; see quasi.]
1. almost but not really; seemingly: a quasi-religious cult.
2. resembling but not actually being; so-called: a quasi-scholar.
[from Latin, literally: as if]
qua•si(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 + sī if]
quasi-[ˈkweɪzaɪ, ˈkwɑːzɪ] PREFIX → cuasi-
quasi-religious → cuasi-religioso
quasi-revolutionary → cuasi-revolucionario