Learner's definition of QUALIFICATION
1 a : a special skill or type of experience or knowledge that makes someone suitable to do a particular job or activity — usually plural
b : something that is necessary in order for you to do, have, or be a part of something — usually plural
He has the best qualifications for the job.
She has the proper qualifications to teach.
2 formal : something that is added to a statement to limit or change its effect or meaning
3 [count], British : an official record or document (such as a degree, certificate, or diploma) which shows that you have completed a course of study or training and are qualified to do something
She is finishing up her qualification in marketing.
He is studying for his teaching qualification.
Students working towards their qualifications.
Her paper qualifications [=her qualifications on paper; her qualifications as shown by documents] make her a good candidate, but do you think she has the right personality for the job?
4 [noncount] : the act of qualifying for something or the fact of having qualified for something
Your credit card will be sent to you by mail upon qualification. [=when you have qualified to receive it]
The team earned qualification for the tournament. [=the team qualified to play in the tournament]