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Definitions of qualification

  1. an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something; " her qualifications for the job are excellent"; " one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree"; " she has the makings of fine musician"
  2. a statement that limits or restricts some claim; " he recommended her without any reservations"
  3. the act of modifying or changing the strength of some idea; " his new position involves a qualification of his party's platform"
  4. The act of qualifying, or the condition of being qualified.
  5. That which qualifies; any natural endowment, or any acquirement, which fits a person for a place, office, or employment, or which enables him to sustian any character with success; an enabling quality or circumstance; requisite capacity or possession.
  6. The act of limiting, or the state of being limited; that which qualifies by limiting; modification; restriction; hence, abatement; diminution; as, to use words without any qualification.
  7. The act of making, or state of being, fit; any trait or thing that fits a person for any place or occupation; fitness.
  8. That which qualifies: a quality that fits a person for a place, etc.: abatement.
  9. QUALIFIER.
  10. That which qualifies; modification.
  11. The act of qualifying.
  12. That which fits a person or thing for something.
  13. A restriction; mitigation.
  14. Any endowment or acquirement which fits a person for an office or employment; legal or requisite power; modification; limitation; restriction.
  15. Any natural endowment, or any acquirement, enabling a person to fill with success a particular office or position; legal power or ability; abatement; modification.
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Usage examples for qualification

  1. But the qualification was made three times greater than that required of white citizens. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. The qualification, " at first," is important; visions are perhaps not easily transferred to a new subject, but the question of what is good policy for the rascals may have to be considered. – Inferences from Haunted Houses and Haunted Men by John Harris
  3. Some confine his rules to themselves and to their more outward qualification, and some believe they are extended further. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  4. The Court: So I understand the admission, without any qualification. – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
  5. This is a wholesome practice, and it should be copied by the Irish Legislature with one qualification. – The New Irish Constitution by J. H. Morgan
  6. He added the qualification as a prudent after- thought, lest Uncle Andy should think him foolish. – Children of the Wild by Charles G. D. Roberts
  7. No property under the constitution, but the qualification is required, but the total number of senators shall senators must be British subjects not at any time exceed of the full age of twenty- one years. – Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 by John G. Bourinot
  8. If, therefore, the phrase 'to us as perceiving' involves an opposition to the phrase 'in reality', as it must if it is to be a real qualification of 'is', it cannot rightly be added to the word 'is'. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  9. The writer knows of no other qualification more fruitful of reward than patience. – Opportunities in Engineering by Charles M. Horton
  10. This qualification is known as the " service franchise." – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  11. In the case which Mr. Matthews seemed to be considering there are authors who have every qualification for writing except that they cannot write. – Personality in Literature by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
  12. She would admit no one who was not famous for some qualification or other- some grace of body or mind- some talent or great gift. – Wife in Name Only by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
  13. Now, although we had no fighting, yet address is considered a great qualification. – Monsieur Violet by Frederick Marryat
  14. 15. Objections to the qualification of a competitor must be made in writing to the secretary at the earliest moment practicable. – Boating by W. B. Woodgate Commentator: Harvey Mason
  15. These men had the first great qualification for service, they were willing. – Quiet Talks on Service by S. D. Gordon
  16. They gave him an odd appearance; but, as good looks were not a qualification in our business, it did not matter much what he was like. – The Heart of Denise and Other Tales by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  17. The leading qualification of a boatman of the right sort is a strong sympathy with the angler, which enables him almost instinctively to help the angler to cover every inch of likely water with his flies, and makes him experience the sensation of expecting a rise every cast; in other words, he almost puts the fly into the fish's mouth. – Scotch Loch-Fishing by AKA Black Palmer, William Senior
  18. The property qualification, however, is so great, as effectually to exclude the whole agricultural negro population for many years. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  19. The accounts which have been given of the life in the fort indicate that the commander was utterly wanting in the first qualification of an officer for command- namely, a due regard for discipline. – Red Eagle and the Wars With the Creek Indians of Alabama. by George Cary Eggleston
  20. Belief in the Roman Catholic church, qualification for suffrage. – Alden's Handy Atlas of the World by John B. Alden
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