quasi- Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “quasi-” in the English Dictionary

"quasi-" in British English

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quasi-prefix

uk   us   /kweɪ.zaɪ-/
used to show that something is ​almost, but not ​completely, the thing ​described: The ​schooluniform is quasi-military in ​style.
(Definition of quasi- from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"quasi-" in American English

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quasi-prefix

 us   /ˌkweɪ·zɑɪ, ˌkwɑz·i/
to a ​degree, but not ​completely: Do ​companies need to be quasi-monopolies to ​survive in this new ​globaleconomy?
(Definition of quasi- from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"quasi-" in Business English

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quasi-prefix

uk   /kweɪzaɪ-/  us   /kwɑzi-/
used with adjectives and nouns to say that something is almost, but not completely, a particular ​type of thing: Mandatory ​arbitration is a ​private, quasi-legal ​system of ​resolvingdisputes. Laborers sometimes ​served as quasi-soldiers.
(Definition of quasi- from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “quasi-”
in Chinese (Simplified) 类似,准…
in Turkish hemen hemen-, yarı-, sözde-…
in Russian подобный, квази-, полу-…
in Chinese (Traditional) 類似於, 準…
in Polish pseudo-, quasi-…
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