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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 ​advancedRedCross life-saving ​course is a qualification for all ​ourlifeguards.
  • qualification noun (LIMITATION)

[C/U] the ​act of limiting the use or ​range of a ​statement you make, or a ​particularlimitation 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 British English

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qualificationnoun

uk   /ˌkwɒl.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkwɑː.lə.fəˈkeɪ.ʃən/
  • qualification noun (TRAINING)

B1 [C] an ​officialrecordshowing that you have ​finished a ​trainingcourse or have the ​necessaryskills, 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 ​particularjob or ​activity: Some ​nursingexperience is a ​necessary qualification for this ​job. [+ to infinitive] One of the qualifications you need towork here is a ​sense of ​humour!

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  • qualification noun (COMPETITION)

C1 [U] success in getting into a ​competition: The ​winearned them qualification for the World Cup ​finals.
  • qualification noun (LIMIT)

[C] an ​extrapiece of ​information that ​limits the ​effect of something that you say or write: [+ that] The ​doctor said I can ​leavehospital today, but with the qualification that I have to come back every ​day to get the ​dressingchanged.
(Definition of qualification from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"qualification" in Business English

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qualificationnoun

uk   us   /ˌkwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ HR
[C] an ​officialrecord 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 ​successfulmanager.
[C] an ​ability, characteristic, or ​experience that makes you suitable for a particular ​job or ​activity: He ​listed his ​experience of ​projectmanagement 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 ​technologyfundmanager.
(Definition of qualification from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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