Definition of qualified adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkwɒlɪfaɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɑːlɪfaɪd//
    Job skills and personal qualities
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  1. 1  having passed the exams or completed the training that are necessary in order to do a particular job; having the experience to do a particular job a qualified accountant/teacher, etc. to be highly/suitably/fully qualified qualified for something She's extremely well qualified for the job. See related entries: Job skills and personal qualities
  2. 2  [not before noun] qualified (to do something) having the practical knowledge or skills to do something I don't know much about it, so I don't feel qualified to comment. See related entries: Job skills and personal qualities
  3. 3[usually before noun] (of approval, support, etc.) limited in some way The plan was given only qualified support. The project was only a qualified success. It was met with qualified enthusiasm.
  4. Extra examples Elaine did not feel qualified to comment. He is a medically qualified doctor. I’m not technically qualified to say anything. My father was well qualified to act the part of a head teacher. She is a professionally qualified social worker. She is now qualified as a teacher. The proposals received heavily qualified approval. The teaching staff are all highly qualified. a fully qualified electrician newly qualified doctors
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