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Definition of quasi- combining form from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    quasi-

     combining form
    combining form
    BrE BrE//ˈkweɪzaɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkweɪzaɪ//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈkweɪsaɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkweɪsaɪ//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈkwɑːzi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɑːzi//
     
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  1. 1that appears to be something but is not really so a quasi-scientific explanation
  2. 2partly; almost a quasi-official body
  3. Word Originfrom Latin quasi ‘as if, almost’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quasi-