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noun qualification pronunciation in British English /ˌkwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] British something such as a degree or a diploma that you get when you successfully finish a course of study
    Simon left school with no qualifications.
    The number of people obtaining basic craft qualifications has fallen.
    qualification in: courses leading to recognized qualifications in art and design
  2. 2
    [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.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the action or process of qualifying for something
    qualification for: Our qualification for the World Cup finals hangs in the balance.
  4. 4
    [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 minister’s announcement without qualification.


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