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qual·i·fi·ca·tion  (kwl-f-kshn)
1. The act of qualifying or the condition of being qualified.
2. A quality, ability, or accomplishment that makes a person suitable for a particular position or task.
3. A condition or circumstance that must be met or complied with: fulfilled the qualifications for registering to vote in the presidential election.
4. A restriction or modification: an offer with a number of qualifications.

qualification  /kwlfken/  n. 1 [C] an ability or characteristic that makes one fit to do s.t.: (ability) That mechanic has the qualifications to fix your car.|| (characteristic) One qualification for receiving a California drivers license is that you must live in California. 2 [C;U] s.t. that limits: I have no qualifications to judge your plan to start a business, but I know youll succeed!

Thesaurus: qualification1 a skill, capability, capacity | requirement, condition, stipulation 2 experience, background.

Usage Note: In job interviews in the USA, applicants describe their qualifications, including education, work experience, and relevant hobbies and interests: He said hed studied journalism in college, worked at summer jobs at his hometown newspaper, and that his hobby was photography, so the interviewer was impressed with his qualifications. qualification

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