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QUALIFICATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does qualification mean? 

QUALIFICATION (noun)
  The noun QUALIFICATION has 3 senses:

1. an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
2. the act of modifying or changing the strength of some idea
3. a statement that limits or restricts some claim

  Familiarity information: QUALIFICATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUALIFICATION (noun)


Sense 1qualification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

qualification; making

Context examples:

her qualifications for the job are excellent / one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree / she has the makings of fine musician

Hypernyms ("qualification" is a kind of...):

fitness; fittingness (the condition of being suitable)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "qualification"):

eligibility (the quality or state of being eligible)

ineligibility (the quality or state of being ineligible)


Sense 2qualification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of modifying or changing the strength of some idea

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("qualification" is a kind of...):

alteration; revision (the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification))


Sense 3qualification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A statement that limits or restricts some claim

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

reservation; qualification

Context example:

he recommended her without any reservations

Hypernyms ("qualification" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "qualification"):

fine print; small print (the part of a contract that contains reservations and qualifications that are often printed in small type)

weasel word (an equivocal qualification; a word used to avoid making an outright assertion)


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