fledgling Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"fledgling" in British English

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fledglingnoun [C]

(also fledgeling) uk   us   /ˈfledʒ.lɪŋ/
a ​youngbird that has ​grownfeathers and is ​learning to ​fly

fledglingadjective [before noun]

(also fledgeling) uk   us   /ˈfledʒ.lɪŋ/
new and without ​experience: The ​currenteconomicclimate is ​particularlydifficult for fledgling ​businesses.
(Definition of fledgling from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fledgling" in American English

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fledglingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈfledʒ·lɪŋ/
new and not ​experienced: Still in his ​teens, he ​pursued his fledgling ​career in ​journalism.
(Definition of fledgling from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fledgling" in Business English

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fledglingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈfledʒlɪŋ/ (also fledgeling)
a fledgling ​company or ​industry is a fairly new one with little ​experience in a ​businessactivity: Many fledgling ​companies need ​financialassistance. 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
(Definition of fledgling from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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