Definition of qualifying in US English:

qualifying

adjective

  • 1Denoting someone or something that qualifies for something.

    ‘the bill would allow for a tax break for qualifying patients’
    ‘the two qualifying teams will play again on Saturday’
  • 2Denoting the qualification stage of a sporting event.

    ‘the team finished the qualifying rounds in fifth place overall’

noun

  • The qualification stage of a sporting event.

    ‘the day starts with as many as five dozen racers running in the qualifying’

Pronunciation