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According to the Concise Oxford Dictionary, which does the fledgling hang-glider lack: experience or competence?

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Answer: experience

Anyone who lacks experience is a fledgling. Note that lack of experience does not necessarily imply incompetence.

The word derives from the Old English flycge, having feathers (thus fit to fly).


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