A Latin word meaning "almost" or "as if." The word is encountered in terms like quasi-*contract, quasi-military, and quasi-official.

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  • quasi — quasi …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • quasi — quasi …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • quasi- — ⇒QUASI , élém. de compos. Élém. tiré de l adv. quasi1, entrant dans la constr. de nombreux comp., surtout des subst. abstr., des adj., plus rarement des adv., où il indique une similitude, une approximation ou une assimilation qualitative; les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • quasi — qua·si 1 / kwā ˌzī, ˌsī; kwä zē, sē/ adj [Latin, as if, as it were, from quam as + si if]: having such a resemblance to another thing as to fall within its general category a quasi corporation quasi 2 adv: in some significant sense or degree… …   Law dictionary

  • quasi — 1. (ka zi) adj. 1°   Presque, à peu près.... Comme il me souvient que je n ai quasi jamais eu l honneur de vous voir chez vous, qu il n y ait eu cinq ou six personnes dans votre chambre, VOIT. Lett. 30. •   Des lettres où vous ne me parlez que de …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • quasi- — [kwɑːzi, kweɪzaɪ] prefix used to say that something acts, works, or operates partly like something else, but is not the actual thing: • a quasi judicial agency that conducts investigations and makes recommendations to Congress on international… …   Financial and business terms

  • quasi — Ptkl gewissermaßen per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. quasi wie wenn , zu l. quam wie , zu l. quī welcher, was für ein und l. sī wenn . Übernommen in der Kanzleisprache, dann auch teilweise unter… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Quasi — Qua si [L.] As if; as though; as it were; in a manner sense or degree; having some resemblance to; qualified; used as an adjective, or a prefix with a noun or an adjective; as, a quasi contract, an implied contract, an obligation which has arisen …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quasi- — [kweızaı, kwa:zi] prefix [: Latin; Origin: quasi as if, partly ] like something else or trying to be something else ▪ a quasi scientific approach ▪ a quasi governmental organization …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quasi- — prefix used since 18c. (but most productively in 20c.) and meaning “kid of, resembling, like but not really;” from L. quasi “as if, as it were” (see QUASI (Cf. quasi)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • quasi- — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. kfaz i] w połączeniu z rzeczownikami i przymiotnikami cząstka oznaczająca: jakby, prawie, niby, pozornie, np. quasi nauka, quasi opiekun, quasi artystyczny {{/stl 7}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

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