quasi-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quasi (almost, as it were), from quam (interrogative adverb) + (conditional particle).

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quasi-

  1. Similar to, but not exactly the same as; virtual(ly). [from 17th c.]
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 18:
      The quasi-death of insanity with its small periodic remissions, its deviations into good sense, even into brilliant insight, was almost more cruel really than outright death.

Usage notes[edit]

  • “Quasi-” may be prefixed to nouns, adjectives, and adverbs.

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  • Note: Some words are used either with or without the hyphen. (See notes on Dutch usage.)
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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quasi (as if).

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quasi-

  1. quasi-

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quasi (as if).

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quasi-

  1. quasi-

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From quasi, from Latin quasi (as if).

Pronunciation[edit]

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quasi-

  1. quasi-

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