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qualification

noun
 
 
/ˌkwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
EXAMS [C] mainly UK B1 what you get when you pass an exam or a course: [usually plural] legal/medical qualifications I want to go to college and get some qualifications so that I can get a good job. What qualifications do you need to be a nanny?School and vocational qualifications
SKILLS [C] the skills, qualities, or experience that you need in order to do something: The only qualification needed for this job is an eye for detail.Skill, talent and ability
COMPETITION [U] success in getting into a competition: England's qualification for the World CupCompetitions, and parts of competitions
ADDITION [C, U] an addition to something that is said that makes its meaning less certainDoubt and ambivalenceHesitating
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