• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Qualificative That which qualifies, modifies, or restricts; a qualifying term or statement. "How many qualificatives , correctives, and restrictives he inserteth in this relation."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • qualificative Serving to qualify or modify, or having the power to do so; qualifying.
    • n qualificative That which serves to qualify, modify, or limit; a qualifying term, clause, or statement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Qualificative that which qualifies, modifies, or restricts: a qualifying term or statement
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  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.”
  • Roger Lewis
    Roger Lewis
    “I think that one of the qualifications of artists should be a vow of celibacy. They should be confined to ruining only their own lives.”
  • Milton S. Eisenhower
    Milton S. Eisenhower
    “Disregard for human beings is the first qualification of a dictator.”
  • Harriet Martineau
    “What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. qualificāre—L. qualis, of what sort, facĕre, to make.


In literature:

Her grandmother's qualifications as nurse have been mentioned.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Another qualification for a fielder is the ability to start quickly and run fast.
"Base-Ball" by John M. Ward
Our readers will observe the description Mr. Blaine gives in his address on Garfield, of the qualifications necessary in a parliamentary leader.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
In many cases their assignments failed to match their qualifications and previous training.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
He did not advance his abstract doctrine without qualification.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
Deficiencies of Qualifications for the Performance of their Duties; how remedied.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Then (verses 3 and following) the thought moves towards the sacrificial and offertorial qualifications of this great and most sacred Person.
"Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews" by Handley C.G. Moule
Size stands first for prize qualifications for Beechnuts.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Qualifications of leader, 119.
"Essentials in Conducting" by Karl Wilson Gehrkens
The Galloway has undoubtedly many and great qualifications.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
A survey of the general characteristics and qualifications of this body of twelve men reveals some interesting facts.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
A letter to Mr. X, asking him for a position in his office, and stating your qualifications.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
We must set down a good memory as a cardinal qualification of the librarian.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
Chase of Salem, from the same Committee on the Qualifications of Voters, made a long report on the petitions.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
Qualifications for the place is what the authorities will require.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
Now, it is possible, perhaps, to justify this way of putting the case, by certain qualifications.
"Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)" by Sir Leslie Stephen
Many of their officers were adventurers without experience or qualifications for command.
"The Galaxy, June 1877" by Various
Another qualification should be stated.
"The Technique of Fiction Writing" by Robert Saunders Dowst
She will far more readily forgive her this qualification than beauty.
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell
There are other qualifications to consider besides examination points.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil

In news:

My qualifications include being submissive, rolling over for a belly rub, excelling at kissy-face and acting cute.
The general qualifications for the foster grandparents program include being age 60 or older and loving children.
The qualification period for the United States is over.
Canada's Valerie Maltais broke the world short-track speedskating record in the 1,000 meters Friday, winning her qualification heat at the ISU World Cup in 1 minute, 27.653 seconds.
Mr Justice Robert Owen is sitting as coroner in the inquest , after the St Pancras coroner Dr Andrew Reid was suspended for hiring his wife to preside over other inquests , despite the fact she did not have the necessary qualifications.
Can you name the last National League pitcher with both of those qualifications who did not win the Cy Young.
1) Call any of the subjects in your binder full of women to discuss their qualifications for doing this job for you.
Kara Patterson of United States competes in the women's javelin throw qualification round during day six of the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Daegu Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea.
Churchill Downs Changes Qualifications for Kentucky Derby .
People applying for jobs at the new State Service for Combatting Economic Crimes earlier this month took a qualification exam on Kyrgyz law on live television.
The university is collecting requests for qualifications (RFQ).
Qualifications and Capabilities of CRNAs.
These certificates help you build the added qualifications needed to meet ACA's thirteen core competencies for specific job responsibilities.
Qualification important trait in Tuesday's election.
We'd like to talk a bit about one more qualification to look at – leadership.

In science:

Furthermore, the telescope-mask system must be suitable for some level of ground qualification test. Ground performance of any TEC telescope will depend on both gravity release fixturing, and on extensive precise modeling.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
Riaud): visible, IR coronographic testbed, testing with AO telescopes. MIRI/JWST coronograph qualification and test bench. • OCA (Y.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
Dembski’s arrogant remark that I and other critics of his work lack qualification to judge his paper does not sound convincing given his own insufficient familiarity with the literature in the field where he is supposed to offer important new results. Here starts my review of Bennett’s paper.
Defining Complexity: A Commentary to a paper by Charles H. Bennett
The qualification of one’s knowledge as relevant is meaningful only in context of specific tasks.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
Rough Set Theory presents quite successful solutions for analysis and classifications of big data sets that consist of a large number of qualifications. By rule reduction technique; analyzing data becomes easier.
Prunnig Algorithm of Generation a Minimal Set of Rule Reducts Based on Rough Set Theory
By means of Bayes Classification on category, language and background qualification, it was found that whether new comer students will performer or not.
Data Mining: A Prediction for Performance Improvement of Engineering Students using Classification
The best way to do this is to convince a vendor that an initial loan machine is part of the purchase pre-qualification process.
Cluster Computing White Paper
In summary, in his criticisms, Donald fails to understand the key mechanism of our hypothesis and overlooks many of the qualification we made in our analysis. However, we are grateful for Donald for his serious attempt to consider the dynamics of biological systems at the quantum level.
Comment on Book Review of `Quantum Evolution' (Johnjoe McFadden) by Mathew J. Donald
The development and qualification of appropriate models will require significant computing resources primarily in terms of grid resources.
Roadmap for ILC Detector R&D Test Beams
Failure mechanisms accelerated by temperature cycling include die cracking, package cracking, neck/heel/wire breaks, and bond lifting. For reliability testing or qualification of new devices, 1000 temp cycles are usually performed, with interim visual inspection and electrical test read points at 200X and 500X.
Vibration Combined High Temperature Cycle Tests for Capacitive MEMS Accelerometers
I. INTRODUCTION Acoustic Test Facility is a national facility for acoustic environmental qualification of satellites, launch vehicle stages and their subsystems for the ISRO .
Implementation of the Six Channel Redundancy to achieve fault tolerance in testing of satellites
Leindecker, et al. "UV LED Operation Lifetime and Radiation Hardness Qualification for Space Flights." Journal of Physics: Conference Series 154: 012028 (2009).
A quick test of the WEP enabled by a sounding rocket
To apply the U-test, we inserted the value b = 2.816 into F(x) = 1 – exp(-b·(x-h)) and calculated the p-values by equation (10). The result in Fig.20 shows that the qualification of the three largest agglomerations as DK among the 14 largest ones is marginally significant.
Robust Statistical Tests of Dragon-Kings beyond Power Law Distributions
Sadlak, Jan (ed) (2004) ‘Doctoral Studies and qualifications in Europe and the United States: Status and prospects’, Bucharest: UNESCO.
On the shoulders of students? The contribution of PhD students to the advancement of knowledge
Further types of quotation refinements can be observed in existing dictionaries and indeed, any kind of morpho-syntactic, syntactic or semantic information may be associated with quotations, as long as it provides a qualification for the corresponding usage.
TEI and LMF crosswalks