qualifier

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qualifier (plural qualifiers)

  1. One who qualifies for something, especially a contestant who qualifies for a stage in a competition.
  2. A preliminary stage of a competition.
    • 2011, Phil McNulty, Euro 2012: Montenegro 2-2 England [1]
      But England's final qualifier, played out in the hostile surroundings of Podgorica City Stadium, turned on two incidents that will have cast a cloud over Capello's delight at reaching another major tournament.
  3. (grammar) A word or phrase, such as an adjective or adverb, that describes or characterizes another word or phrase, such as a noun or verb; a modifier; that adds or subtracts attributes to another.
  4. (computing, programming) A marker that qualifies or modifies another code element.
    • 2012, Conor Sexton, C++ Programming Made Simple
      The qualifier const may be prefixed to any declaration, and specifies that the value to which the data object is initialised cannot subsequently be changed.

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Etymology[edit]

qualité +‎ -ifier

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qualifier

  1. to qualify (of a sports team, etc.)

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