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qualified

adjective
     
Related topics: College, Training
qual‧i‧fied S3
1SETSEC having suitable knowledge, experience, or skills, especially for a particular job
well/suitably/highly qualified
Dawn is well qualified for her new role.
qualified to do something
The guides are qualified to lead groups into the mountains.
If you don't speak German, you're not qualified to comment.
2 having passed a professional examination
qualified doctor/teacher/accountant etc
There are qualified instructors on hand to advise you.
highly/fully qualified
a fully qualified nurse
qualified to do something
He's qualified to teach biology at high school level.
3 [usually before noun] limited in some way [↪ partial]
qualified approval/support
The proposal received qualified approval.
The program was considered a qualified success.
Is it worth the money? The answer is a qualified yes.

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