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noun qualification pronunciation in American English /ˌkwɑləfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an ability or quality that you need in order to do a particular job or activity
    qualification for: Reagan’s command of television was a vital qualification for the presidency.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] something that you add to a statement or rule to show that it is not true in some situations
    There is an important qualification to the Act: It does not apply to international contracts.
    without qualification (=in every way, or in every possible situation): I welcome the amendment to the bill without qualification.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the action or process of qualifying for something
    qualification for: Our qualification for the semifinals hangs in the balance.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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