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qualification

qual·i·fi·ca·tion

qualification

 
pronunciation:
kwa lih f keI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that makes a person fit for an activity or job.
The ability to type quickly is one of the qualifications for the job of a secretary.
synonyms:
ability, skill
definition 2: something that limits or restricts.
I love my family without qualification.
synonyms:
condition, restriction
Word Parts
The word qualification contains the following part:
-ification, -efaction Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of making or becoming
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The suffix -ification , -efaction forms nouns from verbs ending in -ify, -efy, -fy. It is a compound of fac, fic, fec, fact, fect + -ion. The -fy and -efy forms become -efaction (stupefy, stupefaction ); -ify becomes -ification (magnify, magnification ).