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Definition of qualified adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1 having passed the exams or completed the training that is necessary in order to do a particular job; having the experience to do a particular job a qualified teacher, etc. to be highly/suitably/fully qualified qualified for something She's extremely well qualified for the job.
  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.
  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.
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