Definitions for: Qualification


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Qual`i*fi*ca"tion, n. [Cf. F. qualification. See
Qualify.]
1. The act of qualifying, or the condition of being
qualified.

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
qualification.

Synonyms: makings, reservation

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




Famous Quotes Containing Qualification:


It not infrequently happens that persons without any other special qualification than the drama of their lives are precipitated into important political positions.

-- Charles Edward Merriam (American Educator)

The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent.

-- Stendhal (French Writer)

The chief qualification of a mass leader has become unending infallibility; he can never admit an error.

-- Hannah Arendt (German Historian)

The best Qualification of a Prophet is to have a good Memory.

-- George Savile (English Politician)

In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.

-- Arthur Schopenhauer (German Philosopher)

As a rule, anyone who can tell a good story can write one, so there really need be no mistake about his qualification; such a man will be careful not to be wearisome, and to keep his point, or his catastrophe, well in hand.

-- James Payn (English Novelist)


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