What does qualification mean?

Definitions for qualification
ˌkwɒl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃənqual·i·fi·ca·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. qualification, makingnoun

    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. qualificationnoun

    the act of modifying or changing the strength of some idea

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

  3. reservation, qualificationnoun

    a statement that limits or restricts some claim

    "he recommended her without any reservations"


  1. qualificationnoun

    The act or process of qualifying.

    Qualification for this organization is extraordinarily difficult.

  2. qualificationnoun

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

    What are your qualifications for this job?

  3. qualificationnoun

    An added condition.

    I accept your offer, but with the following qualification.

  4. qualificationnoun

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Qualificationnoun

    Etymology: qualification, Fr. from qualify.

    It is in the power of the prince to make piety and virtue become the fashion, if he would make them necessary qualifications for preferment. Jonathan Swift.

    Good qualifications of mind enable a magistrate to perform his duty, and tend to create a publick esteem of him. Francis Atterbury.

    Neither had the waters of the flood infused such an impurity, as thereby the natural and powerful operation of all plants, herbs and fruits upon the earth received a qualification and harmful change. Walter Raleigh, History of the World.


  1. qualification

    Qualification is a skill, attribute, accomplishment, or attribute that makes someone suitable or capable of performing a certain job, task, or activity. It can also refer to the official recognition and certification of such skills or abilities, often obtained through education, training, or experience. In addition, the term can also refer to a condition or stipulation that modifies or restricts something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Qualificationnoun

    the act of qualifying, or the condition of being qualified

  2. Qualificationnoun

    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. Qualificationnoun

    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

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. qualification. See Qualify.]

Editors Contribution

  1. qualification

    The act or process of to qualify.

    The qualifications were vital to the future success and they had those so knew success was possible.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 9, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of qualification in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of qualification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of qualification in a Sentence

  1. Robert Duke:

    Losing the qualification to self bond and turning to the corporate surety market is uncharted territory.

  2. Ricky Subagja:

    The PBSI are concerned for the players in the national team and we will have to look at the process (for Olympic qualification), we are really preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Games.

  3. Rick Santorum:

    My job as a human being is to treat everybody with dignity or respect -- period, stop, full stop, no qualification to that, do I have to agree with their positions on issues or how they see America? Of course not.

  4. Josh Douglas:

    I don't think this law adds a qualification on him.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Proverbs are the literature of reason, or the statements of absolute truth, without qualification. Like the sacred books of each nation, they are the sanctuary of its intuitions.

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