Fledgling definitions

flĕj'lĭng
New and untried or inexperienced.

A fledgling enterprise.

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A young bird that has recently acquired its flight feathers.
noun
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Recent and, hence, characterized by immaturity, inexperience, etc.

A fledgling company.

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A young bird just fledged.
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A young or inexperienced person.
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A young, inexperienced person.
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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.

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A young bird that has left the nest and has usually acquired flight feathers, but is often not yet able to fly.
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A young bird that has just grown the feathers needed to fly and is capable of surviving outside the nest.
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(literally) A young bird which has just developed its flight feathers (notably wings).
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(figuratively) An immature, naïve and/or inexperienced person.
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Origin of fledgling

From fledge 'prepare for flying' + diminutive suffix -ling