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 History of this Word

"quasi" is from "quasi" (almost) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"quasi-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "resembling" or "partly" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

quasi- illustration If we had more quasi-scientists, we'd have time-machines capable of cloning dinosaurs on Mars in a matter of hours.
quasi- illustration The hearings before the commission will be quasijudicial, their decisions appealable to the circuit court.