What Does Pseudo Mean?


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~ Kelly ~ answered
It means false or counterfeit
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The term pseudo is typically used as an adjective which has come to mean false or counterfeit. It is used as a synonym for the term fake.

As a noun the term pseudo has come to refer to a person who makes pretences that are deceitful. In Internet terms, a pseudo is the name given to a computer program that is designed such that it simulates a human user.

The term is Middle English; coming from the Late Latin term pseudo-. There are a number of words in the English language that have the prefix pseudo-. For instance such terms would include pseudonym, meaning a false name; pseudopod is something that resembles a foot.

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