Qualification vs Responsibility - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between qualification and responsibility

is that qualification is a clause or condition which qualifies something; a modification, a limitation while responsibility is the state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.

qualification

Noun

(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 ----

    responsibility

    English

    Noun

    (responsibilities)
  • The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.
  • Responsibility is a heavy burden.
  • A duty, obligation or liability for which someone is held accountable.
  • Why didn't you clean the house? That was your responsibility !
    The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world -
  • (military) The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
  • (military) The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
  • Synonyms

    * responsibleness

    See also

    * accountability

    References

    * * * Feltus, C.; Petit, M. (2009). "Building a Responsibility Model Including Accountability, Capability and Commitment", Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security'', Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE ), Fukuoka, 2009. ''Building a Responsibility Model Including Accountability, Capability and Commitment