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QUALIFIED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does qualified mean? 

QUALIFIED (adjective)
  The adjective QUALIFIED has 7 senses:

1. meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task
2. limited or restricted; not absolute
3. holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill
4. restricted in meaning; (as e.g. 'man' in 'a tall man')
5. having elements or qualities mixed in proper or suitable proportions; especially made less severe
6. contingent on something else
7. legally qualified

  Familiarity information: QUALIFIED used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUALIFIED (adjective)


Sense 1qualified [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task

Context example:

many qualified applicants for the job

Similar:

well-qualified (more than adequately qualified)

Also:

eligible (qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen)

competent (properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient)

Antonym:

unqualified (not meeting the proper standards and requirements and training)


Sense 2qualified [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Limited or restricted; not absolute

Context example:

gave only qualified approval

Similar:

conditional (qualified by reservations)

hedged; weasel-worded (evasively worded in order to avoid an unqualified statement)

limited; modified (mediocre)

Also:

conditional (imposing or depending on or containing a condition)

modified (changed in form or character)

Antonym:

unqualified (not limited or restricted)


Sense 3qualified [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill

Synonyms:

qualified; certified

Context examples:

a registered pharmacist / a registered hospital

Similar:

registered (listed or recorded officially)


Sense 4qualified [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Restricted in meaning; (as e.g. 'man' in 'a tall man')

Synonyms:

restricted; qualified

Similar:

modified (changed in form or character)

Domain category:

grammar (the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics or morphology))


Sense 5qualified [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having elements or qualities mixed in proper or suitable proportions; especially made less severe

Synonyms:

moderated; qualified

Context example:

justice moderated with mercy

Similar:

tempered (adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element)


Sense 6qualified [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Contingent on something else

Synonyms:

dependant; dependent; qualified

Similar:

conditional (imposing or depending on or containing a condition)


Sense 7qualified [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Legally qualified

Context example:

a competent witness

Similar:

competent (properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


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