Meaning of quasi

qua•si

Pronunciation: (kwā'zī, -sī, kwä'sē, -zē), [key]
— adj.
  1. resembling; seeming; virtual: a quasi member.

quasi-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “resembling,” “having some, but not all of the features of,” used in the formation of compound words: quasi-definition; quasi-monopoly; quasi-official; quasi-scientific.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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