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1 an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something; "her qualifications for the job are excellent"; "one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree"; "she has the makings of fine musician" [syn: makings]
2 the act of modifying or changing the strength of some idea; "his new position involves a qualification of his party's platform"
3 a statement that limits or restricts some claim; "he recommended her without any reservations" [syn: reservation]

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  1. The act or process of qualifying.
    Qualification for this organization is extraordinarily difficult.
  2. An ability or attribute aiding ones chances of qualifying.
    What are your qualifications for this job?
  3. An added condition.
    I accept your offer, but with the following qualification.
  4. The process by which racers race against the clock to determine whether they will qualify for a race, and if so in what qualifying position.
    The racer with the best time in qualification wins the pole position.

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process of deciding the running order in many racing events, and other sport
ability or attribute aiding ones chances of qualifying



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  1. Qualification (all senses)

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Extensive Definition

The term qualification may refer to:
qualification in Czech: Kvalifikace
qualification in German: Qualifikation
qualification in French: Qualification
qualification in Simple English: Qualification

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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