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English definition of “fledgling”

fledgling

adjective [before noun]     /ˈfledʒlɪŋ/ (also fledgeling)
a fledgling company or industry is a fairly new one with little experience in a business activity : Many fledgling companies need financial assistance . One of those fledgeling industries in the area is tourism . a fledgling airline / brewery / bank
used for talking about someone who is just starting a particular type of job : She was able to help him in his fledgling career . a fledgling designer / developer / filmmaker
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