qualified

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adjective qual·i·fied \ ˈkwä-lə-ˌfīd \

Definition of qualified

1 a :fitted (as by training or experience) for a given purpose :competent
b :having complied with the specific requirements or precedent conditions (as for an office or employment) :eligible
2 :limited or modified in some way
  • qualified approval

qualifiedly

play \ˈkwä-lə-ˌfī(-ə)d-lē\ adverb

Examples of qualified in a Sentence

  1. She is highly qualified for the job.

  2. I'm not qualified to give you advice about what you should do.

  3. She gave a qualified yes to the question.

  4. The plan was given qualified approval.

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First Known Use of qualified

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QUALIFIED Defined for English Language Learners

qualified

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adjective

Definition of qualified for English Language Learners

  • : having the necessary skill, experience, or knowledge to do a particular job or activity : having the qualifications to do something

  • : not complete : limited in some way


Law Dictionary

qualified

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adjective qual·i·fied \ ˈkwä-lə-ˌfīd \

legal Definition of qualified

1 :fitted (as by training or experience) for a given purpose or condition
2 a :being in compliance or accordance with specific requirements or conditions
  • a qualified voter
b :eligible under applicable requirements for favorable tax treatment (as exemption of funds from taxation until retirement)
  • a qualified pension plan
3 :limited or modified in some way :less than absolute

qualifiedly

play \-ˌfī-əd-lē, -ˌfīd-lē\ adverb


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