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"qualified" in British English

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qualifiedadjective

uk   /ˈkwɒl.ɪ.faɪd/  us   /ˈkwɑː.lə.faɪd/
  • qualified adjective (TRAINED)

B1 having finished a training course, or having particular skills, etc.: Tim is now a qualified architect. What makes you think that you are qualified for this job? [+ to infinitive] I'm not qualified to give advice on such matters.

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(Definition of qualified from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"qualified" in American English

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qualifiedadjective

 us   /ˈkwɑl·əˌfɑɪd/
having the standard of skill, knowledge, or ability that is necessary for doing or being something: She was extraordinarily well qualified to run the State Department.
(Definition of qualified from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"qualified" in Business English

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qualifiedadjective

uk   us   /ˈkwɒlɪfaɪd/
HR having successfully finished a course of study or training, or having particular skills: a qualified accountant/teacher/engineer As a qualified accountant, she had plenty of experience of applying strict financial disciplines. Teachers often have big problems finding other jobs, even though they're highly qualified.qualified for sth His military expertise made him uniquely qualified for the position.qualified to do sth I can't think of anyone better qualified to take over.
(Definition of qualified from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“qualified” in British English

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