Qualification vs Rating - What's the difference?

qualification | rating |

As nouns the difference between qualification and rating

is that qualification is a clause or condition which qualifies something; a modification, a limitation while rating is a position on a scale.

As a verb rating is




(en noun)
  • A clause or condition which qualifies something; a modification, a limitation.
  • I accept your offer, but with the following qualification .
  • The act or process of qualifying for a position, achievement etc.
  • Qualification for this organization is extraordinarily difficult.
  • (obsolete) A quality or attribute.
  • *1714 , (Bernard Mandeville), The Fable of the Bees :
  • *:To shew, that these Qualfications , which we all pretend to be asham'd of, are the great support of a flourishing Society has been the subject of the foregoing Poem.
  • An ability or attribute that aids someone's chances of qualifying for something; specifically, completed professional training.
  • What are your qualifications for this job?

    Derived terms

    * disqualification * qualification problem

    See also

    * clarification ----




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A position on a scale
  • An evaluation of status, especially of financial status
  • They have a poor credit rating .
  • A number, letter, or other mark that refers to the ability of something.
  • He has a high chess rating .
  • (nautical) A seaman in a warship
  • *2014 , BBC News, Huge Russian warship fascinates French in Saint-Nazaire
  • *:Some 400 Russian ratings are living in the western French port, awaiting delivery of their controversial new command-and-control ship, the Vladivostok.
  • (nautical) The status of a seaman, corresponding to rank in officers.
  • * In the Royal Navy the ratings, in order, are:- ordinary seaman, able seaman, leading seaman, petty officer and chief petty officer
  • Anagrams

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