Meaning of QUASI- in English

QUASI-

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 .