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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: that which makes someone suitable for, or is required for, an activity, job, or the like.
synonyms:
ability, requisite, skill
definition 2: the action or an instance of qualifying.
definition 3: the condition of being qualified.
synonyms:
capability, competence, eligibility
definition 4: a modification or restriction of, or a condition attached to, something with which one is in general agreement.
He accepted the proposal with a few qualifications.
synonyms:
condition, limitation, modification, proviso, restriction
similar words:
alteration, provision
definition 5: the act or practice of adding such restrictions, conditions, or the like.
synonyms:
limitation, modification, 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 ).