qualifier

noun qual·i·fi·er \ ˈkwä-lə-ˌfī(-ə)r \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of qualifier

: one that qualifies: such as
a : one that satisfies requirements or meets a specified standard
b : a word (such as an adjective) or word group that limits or modifies the meaning of another word (such as a noun) or word group

Examples of qualifier in a Sentence

  1. She's one of the qualifiers for the tournament.

  2. She'll be playing in the tournament this year after winning the qualifier.

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First Known Use of qualifier

1561


QUALIFIER Defined for English Language Learners

qualifier

noun

Definition of qualifier for English Language Learners

  • : a person or team that has defeated others to enter a competition

  • : a game or contest that a person or team must win in order to enter a particular competition

  • grammar : a word (such as an adjective or adverb) or phrase that describes another word or group of words



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