qualification

noun
qual·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌkwä-lə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce qualification (audio) \

Definition of qualification

1 : a restriction in meaning or application : a limiting modification this statement stands without qualification
2a obsolete : nature
b archaic : characteristic
3a : a quality or skill that fits a person (as for an office) the applicant with the best qualifications
b : a condition or standard that must be complied with (as for the attainment of a privilege) a qualification for membership

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Examples of qualification in a Sentence

She is finishing up her qualification in marketing. He is studying for his teaching qualification. Students working towards their qualifications.
Recent Examples on the Web Free admission is offered for qualification rounds Saturday, Aug. 20. Marc Bona, cleveland, 9 May 2022 The title is out of reach but Champions League qualification is nearly secured. Rob Harris, ajc, 7 May 2022 The title is out of reach but Champions League qualification is nearly secured. Rob Harris, Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2022 The title is out of reach but Champions League qualification is nearly secured. Rob Harris, Chron, 7 May 2022 Villarreal is only seventh in the Spanish league, nine points from the final qualification place for the European competition with four rounds to go. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 3 May 2022 As a consequence of this, Denmark, who had defeated Russia 3-1 at home but still had to travel to play them away, today were guaranteed automatic qualification to the World Cup next year in Australia and New Zealand. Asif Burhan, Forbes, 2 May 2022 There is a wide range of qualification and experience in the field, and industry credentials indicate experience and commitment. Kelly G. Richardson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Apr. 2022 Nurse, teacher, and hair stylist: At one time, Brigitte Cleroux earned a living at each of these professions without a single qualification to her name. Longreads, 6 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of qualification

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of qualification was in 1538

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12 May 2022

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“Qualification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/qualification. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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qualification

noun
qual·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌkwä-lə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce qualification (audio) \

Kids Definition of qualification

1 : a special skill, knowledge, or ability that makes someone suitable for a particular job or activity She has the qualifications for teaching.
2 : a condition or requirement that must be met What are the qualifications for membership?
3 : something that is added to a statement to limit or change its meaning I agree without qualification.

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