• WordNet 3.6
    • n qualification the act of modifying or changing the strength of some idea "his new position involves a qualification of his party's platform"
    • n qualification 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"
    • n qualification a statement that limits or restricts some claim "he recommended her without any reservations"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Qualification 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."
    • Qualification 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 qualification .
    • Qualification The act of qualifying, or the condition of being qualified.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n qualification The act of qualifying, or the state of being qualified, by change or modification; specifically, adaptation; fitness.
    • n qualification A quality adapting a person or thing to particular circumstances, uses, or ends.
    • n qualification That which qualifies a person for or renders him admissible to or acceptable for a place, an office, or an employment: any natural or acquired quality, property, or possession which secures a right to exercise any function, privilege, etc.; specifically, legal power or ability: as, the qualifications of an elector.
    • n qualification In logic, the attaching of quality, or the distinction of affirmative and negative, to a term.
    • n qualification A qualifying—that is, partially negativing or extenuating—circumstance; modification; restriction; limitation; allowance; abatement: as, to assert something without any qualification.
    • n qualification Appeasement; pacification.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Qualification that which qualifies: a quality that fits a person for a place, &c.: :
    • ns Qualification (logic) the attaching of quality, or the distinction of affirmative and negative, to a term: abatement
    • ns Qualification (Shak.) pacification
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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?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. qualification,. See Qualify
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. qualificāre—L. qualis, of what sort, facĕre, to make.


In literature:

He also wished to abolish the property qualification for state senators.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
They are merely secondary qualifications.
"The Young Man's Guide" by William A. Alcott
On these two apparently simple qualifications hang all the science and art of our vocation.
"The Preacher and His Models" by James Stalker
The qualifications necessary for electors in towns and counties were much too high.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
Here a qualification must be made.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
The Vice President of the United States must have the same qualifications as the President.
"Citizenship" by Emma Guy Cromwell
A minister has age: he has then one great qualification for the work.
"Thoughts on Missions" by Sheldon Dibble
The best qualification for a teacher is infinite contrivance in high bureaus.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Different communities and circles require, to some extent, different qualifications.
"How To Behave: A Pocket Manual Of Republican Etiquette, And Guide To Correct Personal Habits" by Samuel R Wells
It is a very profitable line of work for dancers of the right qualifications.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn

In news:

Blaine City Council candidates lay out qualifications.
Qualifications LVN with a minumum of 1 year of patient care experience.
Linden gets a 'new season' thanks to playoff qualification rules.
Now in its second decade, the three Ying siblings are joined by first violinist Ayano Ninomiya for an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications.
In her Florida Bar trial this week, former Broward Circuit Judge Ana Gardiner provided an interesting explanation for why she misled the Judicial Qualifications Commission about the extent of her relationship with a prosecutor.
Qualifications Nursing Baccalaureate degree (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing required.
Hey, I've met the age qualification.
Request for Qualifications for On-Call Transportation Planning Services (RFQ 12/13-02).
If you are interested in attending, contact patti@drj.com to verify qualifications.
Based on qualifications and experience.
Qualifications include, but not limited to, strong computer skills, detailed oriented, ability to problem solve, strong work ethic, and able to multitask.
Referendum L on the November ballot would drop the age qualification for members of Colorado's House and Senate from 25 to 21.
Get a free preview of any Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) course now.
Qualification Targets manufactures and markets firearms training targets for law enforcement agencies including silhouettes, bullseyes, tactical (both black/white and full color), sniper, mannequin and qualification targets.
The US Coast Guard's National Maritime Center has issued a Policy Letter entitled Qualifications for Deck and Engineering Ratings.

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