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qualification

noun uk   /ˌkwɒl.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌkwɑː.lɪ-/

qualification noun (TRAINING)

B1 [C] an official record showing that you have finished a training course or have the necessary skills, etc.: You'll never get a good job if you don't have any qualifications. Do you have any teaching/legal/medical/secretarial/academic qualifications?School and vocational qualifications B2 [C or U] an ability, characteristic, or experience that makes you suitable for a particular job or activity: Some nursing experience is a necessary qualification for this job. [+ to infinitive] One of the qualifications you need to work here is a sense of humour!Skill, talent and ability

qualification noun (COMPETITION)

C1 [U] success in getting into a competition: The win earned them qualification for the World Cup finals.

qualification noun (LIMIT)

[C] a piece of information that you add which limits the effect of something: [+ that] The doctor said I can leave hospital today, but with the qualification that I've got to come back every day to have the dressing changed.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
(Definition of qualification from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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