Definitions for qualificationˌkwɒl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

qual•i•fi•ca•tionˌkwɒl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. a quality, accomplishment, etc., that fits a person for some function, office, or the like.

  2. a circumstance or condition required by law or custom for exercising a right, holding an office, etc.

  3. the act of qualifying or the state of being qualified.

  4. modification or limitation:

    to agree without qualification.

Origin of qualification:

1535–45; < ML quālificātiō fr. quālificā(re) to qualify

Princeton's WordNet

  1. qualification, making(noun)

    an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something

    "her qualifications for the job are excellent"; "one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree"; "she has the makings of fine musician"

  2. qualification(noun)

    the act of modifying or changing the strength of some idea

    "his new position involves a qualification of his party's platform"

  3. reservation, qualification(noun)

    a statement that limits or restricts some claim

    "he recommended her without any reservations"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. qualification(noun)ˌkwɒl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən

    an ability to do sth because of your experience or knowledge

    He has all the right qualifications for the job.

  2. qualificationˌkwɒl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən

    a restriction or condition on a statement

    He agreed without qualification.

  3. qualificationˌkwɒl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən

    when sb qualifies

    qualification for the Olympic Games

  4. qualificationˌkwɒl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən

    a diploma or certificate recognizing successful completion of an academic course

    academic qualifications


  1. qualification(Noun)

    The act or process of qualifying.

    Qualification for this organization is extraordinarily difficult.

  2. qualification(Noun)

    An ability or attribute aiding one's chances of qualifying.

    What are your qualifications for this job?

  3. qualification(Noun)

    An added condition.

    I accept your offer, but with the following qualification.

  4. qualification(Noun)

    The process by which racers race against the clock to determine whether they will qualify for a race, and if so in what qualifying position.

    The racer with the best time in qualification wins the pole position.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Qualification(noun)

    the act of qualifying, or the condition of being qualified

  2. Qualification(noun)

    that which qualifies; any natural endowment, or any acquirement, which fits a person for a place, office, or employment, or which enables him to sustian any character with success; an enabling quality or circumstance; requisite capacity or possession

  3. Qualification(noun)

    the act of limiting, or the state of being limited; that which qualifies by limiting; modification; restriction; hence, abatement; diminution; as, to use words without any qualification

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'qualification' in Nouns Frequency: #1214

Translations for qualification

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(the act of gaining) a skill, achievement etc (eg an examination pass) that makes (a person) able or suitable to do a job etc

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