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5 definitions found
 for pseudo
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pseudo- \Pseu"do-\ [Gr. pseydh`s lying, false, akin to psey`dein
     to belie; cf. psydro`s lying, psy`qos a lie.]
     A combining form or prefix signifying false, counterfeit,
     pretended, spurious; as, pseudo-apostle, a false apostle;
     pseudo-clergy, false or spurious clergy; pseudo-episcopacy,
     pseudo-form, pseudo-martyr, pseudo-philosopher. Also used
     adjectively.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pseudo
      adj 1: (often used in combination) not genuine but having the
             appearance of; "a pseudo esthete"; "pseudoclassic"
      n 1: a person who makes deceitful pretenses [syn: imposter,
           impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham,
           shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "pseudo":
     affected, apocryphal, artificial, assumed, bastard, bogus,
     brummagem, colorable, colored, counterfeit, counterfeited,
     distorted, dressed up, dummy, embellished, embroidered, ersatz,
     factitious, fake, faked, false, falsified, feigned, fictitious,
     fictive, forged, garbled, hokey, illegitimate, imitation, junky,
     make-believe, man-made, mock, perverted, phony, pinchbeck,
     plagiarized, pretended, put-on, quasi, queer, self-styled, sham,
     shoddy, simulated, snide, so-called, soi-disant, spurious,
     supposititious, synthetic, tin, tinsel, titivated, twisted,
     unauthentic, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal, warped, wrong
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  pseudo
   /soo'doh/, n.
  
      [Usenet: truncation of ?pseudonym?]
  
      1. An electronic-mail or Usenet persona adopted by a human for amusement
      value or as a means of avoiding negative repercussions of one's
      net.behavior; a ?nom de Usenet?, often associated with forged postings
      designed to conceal message origins. Perhaps the best-known and funniest
      hoax of this type is B1FF. See also tentacle.
  
      2. Notionally, a flamage-generating AI program simulating a Usenet user.
      Many flamers have been accused of actually being such entities, despite the
      fact that no AI program of the required sophistication yet exists. However,
      in 1989 there was a famous series of forged postings that used a
      phrase-frequency-based travesty generator to simulate the styles of several
      well-known flamers; it was based on large samples of their back postings
      (compare Dissociated Press). A significant number of people were fooled
      by the forgeries, and the debate over their authenticity was settled only
      when the perpetrator came forward to publicly admit the hoax.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  pseudo
  
      /soo'doh/ ({Usenet) Pseudonym.
  
     1. An electronic-mail or Usenet persona adopted by a human
     for amusement value or as a means of avoiding negative
     repercussions of one's net.behaviour; a "nom de Usenet",
     often associated with forged postings designed to conceal
     message origins.  Perhaps the best-known and funniest hoax of
     this type is BIFF.
  
     2. Notionally, a flamage-generating AI program simulating
     a Usenet user.  Many flamers have been accused of actually
     being such entities, despite the fact that no AI program of
     the required sophistication yet exists.  However, in 1989
     there was a famous series of forged postings that used a
     phrase-frequency-based travesty generator to simulate the
     styles of several well-known flamers; it was based on large
     samples of their back postings (compare Dissociated Press).
     A significant number of people were fooled by the forgeries,
     and the debate over their authenticity was settled only when
     the perpetrator came forward to publicly admit the hoax.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-03-13)
  

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