Hypertext Webster Gateway: "qualification"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Qualification \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

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: an attribute 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 modification 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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