Quasi meaning

kwāzī, kwäzē
As if; in a sense or manner; seemingly; in part.
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To some degree; in some manner.

Quasi-stellar object.

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Seeming.

A quasi scholar.

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Alike in some sense, but not in actuality; resembling something but not really being it; nearly; almost like.
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Quasi is defined as nearly or partially and is something that is almost or sort of like.

When you come to an agreement that is sort of like a contract, this is an example of a quasi contract.

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A proceeding similar in nature to a criminal trial in that the defendant, if he loses, will be subject to penalties such as fine, loss of job, or confinement, yet it is not a criminal trial presided over by a judge. A parole hearing or a probation hearing are two examples of such.
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See in rem.
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Resembling or having a likeness to something.
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Similar to, but not exactly the same as; virtual(ly). [from 17th c.]
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Having a likeness to something; resembling.

A quasi success.

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Origin of quasi

  • Middle English as if from Old French from Latin quam as kwo- in Indo-European roots if swo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin quasi as if quasi

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin quasi (“almost, as it were"), from quam (interrogative adverb) + sÄ« (conditional particle).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin quasi (“as if").

    From Wiktionary