qualification

qualification
[[t]kwɒ̱lɪfɪke͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]]
qualifications
1) N-COUNT: usu pl Your qualifications are the examinations that you have passed.

They will be encouraged to mix academic A-levels with vocational qualifications...

Lucy Thomson, 16, wants to study theatre but needs more qualifications.

2) N-UNCOUNT Qualification is the act of passing the examinations you need to work in a particular profession.

Following qualification, he worked as a social worker.

3) N-COUNT The qualifications you need for an activity or task are the qualities and skills that you need to be able to do it.

Responsibility and reliability are necessary qualifications, as well as a friendly and outgoing personality...

That time with him is my qualification to write this book.

4) N-VAR A qualification is a detail or explanation that you add to a statement to make it less strong or less general.

The empirical evidence considered here is subject to many qualifications...

This statement requires qualification and clarification.

PHRASE: PHR with cl/group If something is stated or accepted without qualification, it is stated or accepted as it is, without the need for any changes.

The government has also conceded, almost without qualification, to most of the students' other demands.

Syn:
without reservation

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