qualification

noun qual·i·fi·ca·tion \ ˌkwä-lə-fə-ˈkā-shən \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of qualification

1 :a restriction in meaning or application :a limiting modification
  • this statement stands without qualification
2 a obsolete :nature
b archaic :characteristic
3 a :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

Examples of qualification in a Sentence

  1. She is finishing up her qualification in marketing.

  2. He is studying for his teaching qualification.

  3. Students working towards their qualifications.

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First Known Use of qualification

1538



QUALIFICATION Defined for English Language Learners

qualification

noun

Definition of qualification for English Language Learners

  • : a special skill or type of experience or knowledge that makes someone suitable to do a particular job or activity

  • : something that is necessary in order for you to do, have, or be a part of something

  • : something that is added to a statement to limit or change its effect or meaning


QUALIFICATION Defined for Kids

qualification

noun qual·i·fi·ca·tion \ ˌkwä-lə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of qualification for Students

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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