Qualifier



[kwol-uh-fahy-er] /ˈkwɒl əˌfaɪ ər/

noun
1.
a person or thing that qualifies.
2.
Grammar.

/ˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that qualifies, esp a contestant in a competition who wins a preliminary heat or contest and so earns the right to take part in the next round
2.
a preliminary heat or contest
3.
(grammar) another word for modifier (sense 1)
n.

1560s, agent noun from qualify. Grammatical sense is from 1580s.

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