Definition of qualified in English:


Syllabification: qual·i·fied
Pronunciation: /ˈkwäləˌfīd


  • 1Officially recognized as being trained to perform a particular job; certified: newly qualified nurses
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    • Childcare centres are getting more funding to pay for better qualified staff.
    • The program has expanded to include 23 highly qualified teachers.
    • The classes are being conducted by a qualified instructor.
  • 1.1 [with infinitive] Competent or knowledgeable to do something; capable: I was less well qualified than almost anyone present to recollect the olden days
  • 2Not complete or absolute; limited: I could only judge this CD a qualified success
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    • Some rights, perhaps in an attenuated or qualified form, survived the making of the order.
    • Under the paragraph 3 process, parents have a qualified right to insist on their preference for a particular school.
    • The first category of decision had to be unanimous; qualified majority could decide the second.

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