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qualifier

[kwol-uh-fahy-er] /ˈkwɒl əˌfaɪ ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that qualifies.
2.
Grammar.
  1. a word that qualifies the meaning of another, as an adjective or adverb; modifier.
  2. an adverb that modifies adjectives or other adverbs and typically expresses degree or intensity, as very, somewhat, or quite.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; qualify + -er1
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Word Origin and History for qualifiers

qualifier

n.

1560s, agent noun from qualify. Grammatical sense is from 1580s.

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