Definition of fully fledged in English:

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  • 1Completely developed or established; of full status: David had become a fully fledged pilot
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    • Now, with more than 2100 flying hours logged up, he said he has finally achieved his ultimate goal - that of becoming a fully fledged airline pilot.
    • While the local music industry is struggling, piracy has steadily grown into a fully fledged, parallel industry in its own right, one which reaps where it did not sow with arrogant impunity.
    • Cella today becomes official, her conferrals are after taking place and she's been out in the robes, now a fully fledged and qualified teacher!
    mature, adult, grown-up, grown, fully grown, full-grown, fully developedtrained, qualified, proficient; experienced, time-served; mature, fully developed, full grown, full scale, full blown
  • 2(Of a bird) having developed all its feathers and able to fly.
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    • Ichthyosaurs first appeared in the Early Triassic as fully fledged aquatic animals with no obvious ancestral forms.

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