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qualification

noun  /ˌkwɑl·ə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/ us  

qualification noun (SKILL)

[C usually pl] knowledge, skill, or some other characteristic that gives a person the ability or the right to do or have something: I assume my qualifications for the job will be considered along with theirs. [C usually pl] A qualification is also a level of skill or ability that you have to achieve to be allowed to do something: Passing the advanced Red Cross life-saving course is a qualification for all our lifeguards.

qualification noun (LIMITATION)

[C/U] the act of limiting the use or range of a statement you make, or a particular limitation to a statement: [U] I can recommend Helen Hefferman for this position without qualification.
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