Quasi- & Pseudo-

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Often used interchangeably as prefixes, but there’s an important difference: “quasi-” means “almost,” and “pseudo-” means “fake.” A more interesting discussion might be the differences in how “pseudo” and “faux” are used, which is a little more complicated.

To see the difference between “quasi-” and “pseudo-,” consider the difference between a quasi-experiment and pseudoscience.

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