a quality, accomplishment, etc., that fits a person for some function, office, or the like.
a circumstance or condition required by law or custom for getting, having, or exercising a right, holding an office, or the like.
the act of qualifying; state of being qualified.
modification, limitation, or restriction: to endorse a plan without qualification.
an instance of this: He protected his argument with several qualifications.

1535–45; < Medieval Latin quālificātiōn- (stem of quālificātiō), equivalent to quālificāt(us) (past participle of quālificāre to qualify) + -iōn- -ion

nonqualification, noun
overqualification, noun
prequalification, noun
requalification, noun

4. reservation, stipulation, condition.
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qualification (ˌkwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
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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Example sentences
The database appears to have come from a system used for tracking training and
  qualifications of military personnel.
They could afford to tailor the requirements to meet someone of his
People interested in adopting these animals must apply and meet the necessary
They should include special qualifications that would make them suitable for
  the mission.
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