qualification

A qualification is either a condition that must be met or a statement that puts a limit on a claim. Both kinds of qualification are restrictive.

You know how there are requirements for jobs? You can call those requirements qualifications. For example, a college degree and certain experiences are qualifications for many jobs: without them, you won't even get a job interview. A qualification is also a type of statement that makes a previous statement more specific. If you said "I'm thirsty!" and then added "Not for root beer, though" your second statement is a qualification. Qualifications add a limit to what's been said.

Definitions of qualification
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n the act of modifying or changing the strength of some idea

“his new position involves a qualification of his party's platform”
Type of:
alteration, revision
the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)

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”
Synonyms:
making
Types:
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eligibility
the quality or state of being eligible
ineligibility
the quality or state of being ineligible
insurability
the quality of being insurable; the conditions under which an insurance company will issue insurance to an applicant (based on standards set by the insurance company)
marriageability
eligibility for marriage
uninsurability
the quality of being uninsurable; the conditions under which an insurance company will refuse to issue insurance to an applicant (based on standards set by the insurance company)
Type of:
fitness, fittingness
the quality of being suitable

n a statement that limits or restricts some claim

Synonyms:
reservation
Types:
fine print, small print
the part of a contract that contains reservations and qualifications that are often printed in small type
weasel word
an equivocal qualification; a word used to avoid making an outright assertion
Type of:
statement
a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

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