qualification


qualification
The possession by an individual of the qualities, properties, or circumstances, natural or adventitious, which are inherently or legally necessary to render him eligible to fill an office or to perform a public duty or function. Thus, a "qualified voter" is one who meets the residency, age, and registration requirements. Also, a modification or limitation of terms or language; usually intended by way of restriction of expressions which, by reason of their generality, would carry a larger meaning than was designed.
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  • qualification — [ kalifikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1431; lat. scolast. qualificatio, de qualificare → qualifier 1 ♦ Action ou manière de qualifier. ⇒ appellation, épithète, nom, titre. « Les habiles se sont décerné la qualification d hommes d État » (Hugo). « Un fait… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Qualification — demonstration of personal attributes, education, training and/or work experience (p. 3.11 ISO/I EC 17024:2003). Источник …   Словарь-справочник терминов нормативно-технической документации

  • qualification — qual‧i‧fi‧ca‧tion [ˌkwɒlfˈkeɪʆn ǁ ˌkwɑː ] noun 1. [countable usually plural] an examination that you have passed at school, university, or in your profession: • The government is determined to reduce the number of young people leaving school… …   Financial and business terms

  • Qualification — Qual i*fi*ca tion, n. [Cf. F. qualification. See {Qualify}.] 1. The act of qualifying, or the condition of being qualified. [1913 Webster] 2. That which qualifies; any natural endowment, or any acquirement, which fits a person for a place, office …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • qualification — I (condition) noun condicio, exceptio, exception, exemption, limitation, modification, provision, proviso, requirement, requisite, reservation, restriction, specification, stipulation, term II (fitness) noun ability, acceptability, admissibility …   Law dictionary

  • qualification — [n1] ability, aptitude accomplishment, adequacy, attainment, attribute, capability, capacity, competence, eligibility, endowment, experience, fitness, goods, makings, might, qualifiedness, quality, skill, stuff, suitability, suitableness, what it …   New thesaurus

  • qualification — Qualification. s. f. v. Il n est guere en usage que pour signifier, la Specification des qualitez d une proposition, d un dogme. On qualifie cette proposition de temeraire, de scandaleuse, il faut voir si cette qualification est juste …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Qualification — (v. lat.), 1) Beilegung einer Eigenschaft, einer Benennung; 2) das sich Eignen einer Person zu einem Geschäft, od. die Tauglichkeit einer Sache zu einem bestimmten Zwecke überhaupt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • qualification — (n.) 1540s, restriction, modification, from M.L. qualificationem (nom. qualificatio), noun of action from pp. stem of qualificare (see QUALIFY (Cf. qualify)). Meaning accomplishment that qualifies someone to do something is from 1660s; that of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • qualification — ► NOUN 1) the action of qualifying or the fact of becoming qualified. 2) a pass of an examination or an official completion of a course. 3) a quality that makes someone suitable for a job or activity. 4) a condition that must be fulfilled before… …   English terms dictionary

  • qualification — [kwôl΄ə fi kā′shən, kwäl΄ə fi kā′shən] n. [ML qualificatio] 1. a qualifying or being qualified 2. a modification or restriction; limiting condition 3. any quality, skill, knowledge, experience, etc. that fits a person for a position, office,… …   English World dictionary