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Pronunciation:  `kwâlufu'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of modifying or changing the strength of some idea; "his new position involves a qualification of his party's platform"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  a statement that limits or restricts some claim; "he recommended her without any reservations"

QUALIFICATION is a 13 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: makings, reservation
 See Also: academic degree, alteration, degree, eligibility, fine print, fitness, fittingness, ineligibility, revision, small print, statement, weasel word



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Qual`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F. qualification. See
1. The act of qualifying, or the condition of being

2. That which qualifies; any natural endowment, or any
   acquirement, which fits a person for a place, office, or
   employment, or which enables him to sustian any character
   with success; an enabling quality or circumstance;
   requisite capacity or possession.

         There is no qualification for government but virtue
         and wisdom, actual or presumptive.    --Burke.

3. The act of limiting, or the state of being limited; that
   which qualifies by limiting; modification; restriction;
   hence, abatement; diminution; as, to use words without any