qualification

[ kwol-uh-fi-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌkwɒl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

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.

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Origin of qualification

1535–45; <Medieval Latin quālificātiōn- (stem of quālificātiō), equivalent to quālificāt(us) (past participle of quālificāre to qualify) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM qualification

non·qual·i·fi·ca·tion, nouno·ver·qual·i·fi·ca·tion, nounpre·qual·i·fi·ca·tion, nounre·qual·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for qualification

qualification
/ (ˌkwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

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
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