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qualifier

noun [C] (COMPETITION)    /ˈkwɒl.ɪ.faɪ.ər/ US  /ˈkwɑː.lɪ.faɪ.ɚ/
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.Competitors and participants in sports and games 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.Parts and stages of competitions
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