• (British) IPA: /kwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃn/
  • IPA: /ˌkwɑː.lə.fə.ˈkeɪ.ʃən/


  1. The act or process of qualifying for a position, achievement etc. [from 16th c.]
    Qualification for this organization is extraordinarily difficult.
  2. An ability or attribute that aids someone's chances of qualifying for something; specifically, completed professional training. [from 17th c.]
    What are your qualifications for this job?
  3. (UK) A certificate, diploma, or degree awarded after successful completion of a course, training, or exam.
  4. A clause or condition which qualifies something; a modification, a limitation. [from 16th c.]
    I accept your offer, but with the following qualification.
  5. (obsolete) A quality or attribute. [17th-19th c.]
    • 1714, Bernard Mandeville, The Fable of the Bees:
      To shew, that these Qualfications, which we all pretend to be asham'd of, are the great support of a flourishing Society has been the subject of the foregoing Poem.
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