qualifier Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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qualifiernoun [C]

uk   /ˈkwɒl.ɪ.faɪ.ər/  us   /ˈkwɑː.lɪ.faɪ.ɚ/

qualifier noun [C] (COMPETITION)

a ​team or ​person who has ​wonpart of a ​competition and is ​thereforecompeting in the next ​part of it: The qualifiers from the first round will ​advance to the ​quarterfinal. 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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