1. [ adjective ] (work) meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task

"many qualified applicants for the job"

Related terms: unqualified well-qualified well-qualified competent eligible
2. [ adjective ] limited or restricted; not absolute

"gave only qualified approval"

Related terms: unqualified limited conditional hedged modified conditional
3. [ adjective ] holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill
Synonyms: certified

"a registered pharmacist" "a registered hospital"

Related terms: registered
4. [ adjective ] (grammar) restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man')
Synonyms: restricted
Related terms: grammar modified
5. [ adjective ] contingent on something else
Synonyms: dependent dependant
Related terms: conditional
6. [ adjective ] having elements or qualities mixed in proper or suitable proportions; especially made less severe
Synonyms: moderated

"justice moderated with mercy"

Related terms: tempered
7. [ adjective ] (law) legally qualified

"a competent witness"

Related terms: law competent