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English definition of “fully fledged”

fully fledged

adjective ( also fully-fledged)
 
 
UK ( US full-fledged)
completely developed, or having all the qualities necessary to be considered as something: It's becoming increasingly possible to run a fully fledged business from home. a fully-fledged democracy/economy/member Speculation grows that the company is planning a fully fledged bid after amassing a 15% stake in its rival. It is to become a full-fledged member of the lending organization.
(Definition of fully fledged from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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