WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
qual•i•fi•ca•tion /ˌkwɑləfɪˈkeɪʃən/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [countable] a quality, accomplishment, etc., that fits a person for some job, function, or the like.
  2. [uncountable] the act of qualifying or the state of being qualified.
  3. limitation or restriction: [uncountable]to agree without qualification.[countable]raised some qualifications concerning her candidacy.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
qual•i•fi•ca•tion  (kwol′ə fi kāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a quality, accomplishment, etc., that fits a person for some function, office, or the like.
  2. a circumstance or condition required by law or custom for getting, having, or exercising a right, holding an office, or the like.
  3. the act of qualifying;
    state of being qualified.
  4. modification, limitation, or restriction:to endorse a plan without qualification.
  5. an instance of this:He protected his argument with several qualifications.
  • Medieval Latin quālificātiōn- (stem of quālificātiō), equivalent. to quālificāt(us) (past participle of quālificāre to qualify) + -iōn- -ion
  • 1535–45
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged reservation, stipulation, condition.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

qualification /ˌkwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ n
  1. an official record of achievement awarded on the successful completion of a course of training or passing of an exam
  2. an ability, quality, or attribute, esp one that fits a person to perform a particular job or task
  3. a condition that modifies or limits; restriction
  4. the act of qualifying or state of being qualified

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