|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|
"a registered pharmacist" "a registered hospital"
|4.||[ adjective ] (grammar) restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man')|
|Related terms:||grammar modified|
|5.||[ adjective ] contingent on something else|
|6.||[ adjective ] having elements or qualities mixed in proper or suitable proportions; especially made less severe|
"justice moderated with mercy"
|7.||[ adjective ] (law) legally qualified|
"a competent witness"
|Related terms:||law competent|