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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? 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!

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.
(Definition of qualification from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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