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qualifier

noun [C] uk   /ˈkwɒl.ɪ.faɪ.ər/ us    /ˈkwɑː.lɪ.faɪ.ɚ/

qualifier noun [C] (COMPETITION)

a team or person who has won part of a competition and is therefore competing in the next part of it: The qualifiers from the first round will go into the quarter final. a game from which the winner will go on to compete in the next part of a competition: Belgium and Italy are playing in tonight's qualifier.

qualifier noun [C] (GRAMMAR)

specialized language in grammar, a word or phrase that limits the meaning of another word or phrase, or makes it less general, such as an adjective or adverb
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