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English noun: qualification

1. qualification (attribute) an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something

SamplesHer qualifications for the job are excellent.
One of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree.
She has the makings of fine musician.


Broader (hypernym)fitness, fittingness

Narrower (hyponym)eligibility, ineligibility

2. qualification (act) the act of modifying or changing the strength of some idea

SamplesHis new position involves a qualification of his party's platform.

Broader (hypernym)alteration, revision

3. qualification (communication) a statement that limits or restricts some claim

SamplesHe recommended her without any reservations.


Broader (hypernym)statement

Narrower (hyponym)fine print, small print, weasel word

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