(Latin: appearing as if, as it were, as though; somewhat like, resembling, seemingly; simulating; in a certain sense or degree)

quasar (s) (noun), quasars (pl)
Short for quasi-stellar radio source: A quasar is a compact, starlike celestial body with a power output greater than the entire galaxy.

The quasars are believed to be the oldest and most distant objects ever detected, quasars are billions of light-years from earth and moving away from us at nearly 80 percent of the speed of light.

Quasars appear to be stars, but they have large red shifts in their spectra indicating that they are receding from the earth at great speeds.

The exact nature of quasars is still unknown, but many believe they are the cores of distant galaxies, the most distant objects yet seen.

Quasars were first identified in 1963 by astronomers at the Palomar Observatory in California.

quasi (adjective), more quasi, most quasi
Resembling someone or something in certain ways, but not exactly the same: In law, a quasi statement is just as valid in law as if it were actual.

A quasi term is used in legal phraseology to indicate that one subject resembles another, with which it is compared, in certain characteristics, but that there are intrinsic and material differences between them.

quasi atom (s) (noun), quasi atoms (pl)
A system in which the nuclei of two colliding atoms briefly overlap: So, such quasi atoms seem to be one atom with a combined atomic number.
quasi contract (s) (noun), quasi contracts (pl)
An obligation of one person to another one which is imposed by law independently of an agreement between the parties.
quasi corporation (s) (noun), quasi corporations (pl)
A public or municipal body which is not specifically vested with all of the usual powers of such an organization, but exercising certain functions and rights in connection with public duties or applications: In the United States, counties, townships, parishes, etc., there are sometimes such quasi corporations.

quasi empericism, quasi-empericistic
An approach to mathematics that views it as a living, growing subject in which proofs and counterexamples are used to generate a constantly changing understanding of mathematical problems and their solutions.
Quasi ex contractu.
In law, "as if from or by contract".
Quasi in rem jurisdiction. (Latin legal statement)
Translation: "A type of jurisdiction of a court based on a person's interest in property within the jurisdiction of the court."

Quasi in rem jurisdiction refers to proceedings that are brought against the defendant personally; yet it is the defendant's interest in the property that serves as the basis of the jurisdiction.

quasi instruction (s), quasi instructions (pl); quasi-instructional (nouns)
In computer science, an expression which is a source program that resembles an instruction in form, but which does not have a corresponding machine instruction in the object program, and is directed to the assembler or compiler.
quasi legislation (s) (noun), quasi legislations (pl)
Used to describe regulations that are not regarded as proper laws, but have the force of law: Quasi legislations sometimes describe legal bodies that have the right to make regulations.
quasi particle
1. A quantum of energy (in a crystal lattice or other system) that has position and momentum and which can in some respects be regarded as a particle.
2. An entity; such as, an exciton or phonon, that interacts with elementary particles, but does not exist as a free particle.
quasi reflection, quasi-reflecting
The strong return of light that occurs when its rays strike suspensoids; such as, dust particles, whose diameters exceed the light's wavelength.
quasi turbine, quasiturbine (s) (noun); quasi turbines, quasiturbines (pl)
The Quasiturbine (Qurbine) is a no crankshaft rotary engine having a four faces articulated rotor with a free and accessible center, rotating without vibration nor dead time, and producing a strong torque at low RPM under a variety of modes and fuels.

The Quasiturbine can also be used as air motor, steam engine, Stirling engine, compressor and pump. The Quasiturbine is also an optimization theory for extremely compact and efficient engine concepts.

The Quasiturbine is at the crossroad of three modern engines: Inspired by the turbine, it perfects the piston, and improves upon the Wankel.

The Quasiturbine is universal in relation to energy sources: Liquid and gaseous fuel, hydrogen, steam, pneumatic, and hydraulic. The Quasiturbine engine was invented by the Saint-Hilaire family and first patented in 1996. The engine makes use of a complex computer calculated oval shape stator housing, creating regions of increasing and decreasing volumes as the rotor turns. It is capable of burning fuel using detonation, the optimal combustion mode of the future which the piston cannot stand.

quasi war, quasi-war
An undeclared war fought entirely at sea between the United States and France from 1798 to 1800. In the United States, the conflict is sometimes also referred to as the Undeclared War with France.
quasi-cash (s) (noun), quasi cashes (pl)
A transaction representing the sale of items that are directly convertible to cash: Examples of quasi-cash include money orders and travelers checks.

Most quasi-cashes are electronically generated utilizing the desired dollar amount and at least a portion of the parsed customer identification information.

Documents representing quasi-cash are usually printed and display the generated information.

A customer acquiring quasi-cash have identification information which has the customer's name, address, and identification card number information.