- a quality, accomplishment, etc., that fits a person for some function, office, or the like.
- a circumstance or condition required by law or custom for getting, having, or exercising a right, holding an office, or the like.
- the act of qualifying; state of being qualified.
- modification, limitation, or restriction: to endorse a plan without qualification.
- an instance of this: He protected his argument with several qualifications.
Origin of qualification
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Examples from the Web for qualification
Qualification is exacting, and a majority of the teams that do qualify are from the West.Best Way to Punish Putin? No World Cup
July 20, 2014
How do you feel about the fact that the qualification is still there?Comedy’s R-Rated Queen Amy Schumer Is Raunchier Than Ever
March 31, 2014
Their marriage is squally: Cristina had been a dentist in Mexico, but her qualification means nothing in Nebraska.Death in the Heartland: What Happened to Steven Haataja?
March 16, 2014
Linsky said, “She had all the qualification that someone in that role would need, and they choose from a gazillion candidates.”Cherokee Heritage Debate Snares Mass. Senate Hopeful Elizabeth Warren
May 7, 2012
President Obama for example has proposed raising the qualification age for Medicare to 67.Why I Am Not A Deficit Hawk
April 18, 2012
But Mr. Darwin's pronominal "we," in this connection, admits of qualification.Life: Its True Genesis
R. W. Wright
He has been brought up to the bar; and has every qualification but application.The Pirate and The Three Cutters
The only qualification which she demands is the profession of patriotism.
First of all, I said, consider the nature of the qualification.
Mr. Gladstone talks of an Upper House, with a £20 qualification.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
- an official record of achievement awarded on the successful completion of a course of training or passing of an exam
- an ability, quality, or attribute, esp one that fits a person to perform a particular job or taskhe has no qualifications to be a teacher
- a condition that modifies or limits; restriction
- the act of qualifying or state of being qualified
Word Origin and History for qualification
1540s, "restriction, modification," from Middle French qualification and directly from Medieval Latin qualificationem (nominative qualificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of qualificare (see qualify). Meaning "accomplishment that qualifies someone to do something" is from 1660s; that of "necessary precondition" is from 1723. Related: Qualifications.