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Having a likeness to something; resembling: a quasi success.
[Middle English, as if, from Old French, from Latin : quam, as; see kwo- in Indo-European roots + sī, if; see swo- in Indo-European roots.]
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quasi(ˈkweɪzaɪ; -saɪ; ˈkwɑːzɪ)
as if; as it were
[from Latin, literally: as if]
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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]
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|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"
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