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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 Indo-European roots + , if; see swo- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈkweɪzaɪ; -saɪ; ˈkwɑːzɪ)
as if; as it were
[from Latin, literally: as if]
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(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]
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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"
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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.
Again, he had set in movement a band of scholars, who had flung themselves upon a wine-shop in classic fashion, quasi
-- It runs: -- Vondervotteimittis -- Vonder, lege Donder -- Votteimittis, quasi und Bleitziz- Bleitziz obsol: -- pro Blitzen." This derivative, to say the truth, is still countenanced by some traces of the electric fluid evident on the summit of the steeple of the House of the Town-Council.
Villain, call me Master Wagner, and see that you walk attentively, and let your right eye be always diametrally fixed upon my left heel, that thou mayst quasi vestigiis nostris insistere.
Toog struck and choked her repeatedly until finally, half unconscious, she lapsed into quasi submission.
The notion of quasi Einstein manifold was introduced in a paper [10] by M.C.Chaki and R.K.Maity.
Of course, in a bigger or more degree, one can consider the neutrosophic cybernetic system (quasi or approximate control mechanism, quasi information processing and quasi information reaction), and similarly the neutrosophic chaos theory, neutrosophic catastrophe theory, or neutrosophic complexity theory.
Then the pair (X, U) is said to be an L-Fuzzy quasi uniform space.
Capelo: Variational and Quasi Variational Inequalities, Wiley, London, 1984.
Justice Pitney's use of the term "quasi property" was, however, very deliberate.
plural: DOG~DOGS pseudo-plural: TAP~TAPS semi-pseudo-plural: TOOT~TOOTS quasi-pseudo-plural: CRU~CRUS semi-quasi-pseudo-plural: TAXI~TAXIS I make no attempt here to calculate the number of 'quasis' in Figures 1 and 2 or in my previous article.
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.