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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 ​trainingcourse, or having ​particularskills, 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 ​StateDepartment.
(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 ​financialdisciplines. 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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