quasi-


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Related to quasi-: Quasi-contract, Quasi-judicial, Quasi-equilibrium, Quasi-criminal

quasi-

pref.
To some degree; in some manner: quasi-stellar object.

[Latin quasi, as if; see quasi.]

quasi-

combining form
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)

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

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]
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quasi-

adverb
1. almost, partly The flame is a quasi-religious emblem of immortality.
adjective
1. pseudo-, so-called, apparent, seeming, would-be, near, pretended, virtual, fake, mock, synthetic, nominal, sham, semi- a quasi-biography or mythobiography
Translations

quasi-

[ˈkweɪzaɪ, ˈkwɑːzɪ] PREFIXcuasi-
quasi-religiouscuasi-religioso
quasi-revolutionarycuasi-revolucionario

quasi-

[ˈkweɪzaɪ- ˈkwɑːzi ˈkweɪsaɪ] prefix (with adj)quasi; (with noun)quasi-
quasi-religious → quasi religieux/euse
a quasi-monopoly → un quasi-monopole

quasi-

prefquasi-, quasi; quasi-religiousquasireligiös; acting in a quasi-managerial rolequasi als Manager handelnd

quasi-

[ˈkwɑːzɪ] prefsemi... (pej) → pseudo...
quasi-official adjsemiufficiale
quasi-religious adjquasi religioso/a
quasi-revolutionary adj & npseudorivoluzionario/a
References in classic literature ?
The "Hymn to Hermes" differs from others in its burlesque, quasi- comic character, and it is also the best-known of the Hymns to English readers in consequence of Shelley's translation.
Moreover, this set admits a natural quasi- grading which is defined by [rho](A) = dim(A) + 1 and [bar.
The same dichotomy holds for quasi- pseudoplurals: In CRU~CRUS and TAXI~TAXIS from Figure 2 we are clearly not dealing with pseudo- plurality because the -s in CRUS and TAXIS is pronounced as [s], but only CRUS is a true 'quasi-pseudo-plural' because the spoken vowel in CRU and CRUS is the same.

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