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"qualification" in British English

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qualificationnoun

uk   /ˌkwɒl.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkwɑː.lə.fəˈkeɪ.ʃən/
  • 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!

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  • qualification noun (COMPETITION)

C1 [U] success in getting into a competition: The win earned them qualification for the World Cup finals.
(Definition of qualification from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"qualification" in American English

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qualificationnoun

 us   /ˌkwɑl·ə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/
  • 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.
(Definition of qualification from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"qualification" in Business English

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qualificationnoun

uk   us   /ˌkwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ HR
[C] an official record showing that you have successfully finished a course of training or study, have the skills necessary to do something, etc.: Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.gain/get/obtain a qualification Graduates are encouraged to gain professional qualifications.teaching/coaching/surveying qualifications Do you have any teaching qualifications? formal/academic/vocational qualificationsa qualification in sth A degree or equivalent qualification in tourism is desirable. I wasn't very good at school and left at 15 with no qualifications. Knowledge and character rather than paper qualifications are important in a successful manager.
[C] an ability, characteristic, or experience that makes you suitable for a particular job or activity: He listed his experience of project management as a qualification for the job. She has all the right qualifications for this difficult assignment.qualification to do sth Eternal optimism is the qualification you need above all to be a technology fund manager.
(Definition of qualification from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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