"quasi" (Latin)

What does the Latin term quasi mean?

"Quasi" is a Latin term that has been adopted into English and is commonly used as a prefix or an adverb. It means "as if," "almost," or "resembling" and is used to indicate a resemblance or similarity to something, without being exactly the same or fully equivalent.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences:
  • The character in the novel was described as a quasi detective, as he possessed some investigative skills but lacked the professional training.
  • The company's new product is a quasi smartphone, offering similar features and functionalities to a smartphone but with limited capabilities.
  • In the play, the actor portrayed a quasi historical figure, combining elements of different historical personalities to create a fictional character.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.