Definition of qualified in English:

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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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Syllabification: qual·i·fied

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