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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌkwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌkwɑlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
Audio (UK) (file)
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- The act or process of qualifying for a position, achievement etc. [from 16th c.]
- Qualification for this organization is extraordinarily difficult.
- An ability or attribute that aids someone's chances of qualifying for something; specifically, completed professional training. [from 17th c.]
- What are your qualifications for this job?
- (UK) A certificate, diploma, or degree awarded after successful completion of a course, training, or exam.
- A clause or condition which qualifies something; a modification, a limitation. [from 16th c.]
- I accept your offer, but with the following qualification.
- (obsolete) A quality or attribute. [17th-19th c.]
- 1714, Bernard Mandeville, The Fable of the Bees:
- To shew, that these Qualfications, which we all pretend to be asham'd of, are the great support of a flourishing Society has been the subject of the foregoing Poem.
act or process of qualifying
an ability or attribute that aids someone's chances of qualifying for something
certificate, diploma, degree
added clause or condition; a limitation
qualification f (plural qualifications)
- qualification (all senses)