Meaning of “quasi-” in the English Dictionary

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"quasi-" in American English

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us /ˌkweɪ·zɑɪ, ˌkwɑz·i/

to a degree, but not completely:

Do companies need to be quasi-monopolies to survive in this new global economy?

(Definition of “quasi-” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"quasi-" in Business English

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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 resolving disputes.
Laborers sometimes served as quasi-soldiers.

(Definition of “quasi-” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)