Definition of "qual" [qual]

  • Qualifying exam. An exam taken by someone (usually a grad student or prospective grad student) to measure their mastery in something, usually an academic field. (noun)

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Use "qual" in a sentence
  • "A topic that is arcane or dif­fi­cult will receive fewer edits and will vary more wildly in qual­ity, from extremely good to com­pletely wrong."
  • "To my mind, the best gen­eral sta­tis­tic gov­ern­ing Wikipedia is the vari­ance in qual­ity as deter­mined by the pop­u­lar­ity of the topic."
  • "But it should aspire to the same kind of qual­ity that crit­ics like Pauline Kael and Robert Christ­gau established."