Definition of qualification noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    qualification

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    noun
    NAmE//ˌkwɑləfəˈkeɪʃn//
     
     
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  1. 1 [countable] a skill or type of experience that you need for a particular job or activity Previous teaching experience is a necessary qualification for this job. Does he have the qualifications to be a congressman?
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] information that you add to a statement to limit the effect that it has or the way it is applied synonym proviso I accept his theories, but not without certain qualifications. The plan was approved without qualification.
  3. 3 [uncountable] the fact of passing an exam, completing a course of training, or reaching the standard necessary to do a job or take part in a competition Nurses in training should be given a guarantee of employment following qualification. A victory in this game will earn them qualification for the World Cup.
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