Meaning of QUASI- in English
a combining form meaning "resembling," "having some, but not all of the features of," used in the formation of compound words: quasi-definition; quasi-monopoly; quasi-official; quasi-scientific.
[ quasi as if, as though, equiv. to qua ( m ) as + si if ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012