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Fledgling is defined as a young bird, organization, person or other entity that is just beginning or just forming.
A company that has just opened its doors and gone into business is an example of a fledgling.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a young bird just fledged
- a young, inexperienced person
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
also fledge·ling noun
- A young bird that has recently acquired its flight feathers.
- A young or inexperienced person.
New and untried or inexperienced: a fledgling enterprise.
fledgling - Science Definition
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
A young bird that has just grown the feathers needed to fly and is capable of surviving outside the nest.
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