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qualification

[kwol-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌkwɒl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a quality, accomplishment, etc., that fits a person for some function, office, or the like.
2.
a circumstance or condition required by law or custom for getting, having, or exercising a right, holding an office, or the like.
3.
the act of qualifying; state of being qualified.
4.
modification, limitation, or restriction:
to endorse a plan without qualification.
5.
an instance of this:
He protected his argument with several qualifications.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Medieval Latin quālificātiōn- (stem of quālificātiō), equivalent to quālificāt(us) (past participle of quālificāre to qualify) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonqualification, noun
overqualification, noun
prequalification, noun
requalification, noun
Synonyms
4. reservation, stipulation, condition.
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British Dictionary definitions for nonqualification

qualification

/ˌkwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
an official record of achievement awarded on the successful completion of a course of training or passing of an exam
2.
an ability, quality, or attribute, esp one that fits a person to perform a particular job or task: he has no qualifications to be a teacher
3.
a condition that modifies or limits; restriction
4.
the act of qualifying or state of being qualified
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Word Origin and History for nonqualification

qualification

n.

1540s, "restriction, modification," from Middle French qualification and directly from Medieval Latin qualificationem (nominative qualificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of qualificare (see qualify). Meaning "accomplishment that qualifies someone to do something" is from 1660s; that of "necessary precondition" is from 1723. Related: Qualifications.

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