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 for followup
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  follow-up \follow-up\ n.
     1. a second (or subsequent) action to increase the
        effectiveness of an initial action. Also used
        attributively; as a follow-up visit.
  
     Note: A follow-up may be of various types. After a medical
           examination, a second examination (or reexamination)
           to obtain additional information regarding some fact
           discovered in the first examination is considered a
           follow-up. A second visit or phone call in pursuit of a
           sale or other request would also be a follow-up.
  
     Syn: reexamination, review.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
  
     2. (Journalism) A subsequent story providing information
        discovered or events happening after a first story was
        published.
        [PJC]
  
     3. (Journalism) Same as sidebar.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  followup
      n 1: a piece of work that exploits or builds on earlier work;
           "his new software is a follow-up to the programs they
           started with" [syn: follow-up, followup]
      2: an activity that continues something that has already begun
         or that repeats something that has already been done [syn:
         follow-up, followup]
      3: a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of
         monitoring earlier treatment [syn: follow-up, followup,
         reexamination, review]

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  followup
   n.
  
      [common] On Usenet, a posting generated in response to another posting
      (as opposed to a reply, which goes by email rather than being broadcast).
      Followups include the ID of the parent message in their headers; smart
      news-readers can use this information to present Usenet news in
      ?conversation? sequence rather than order-of-arrival. See thread.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  followup
  reply
  
     On Usenet, a posting generated in response to another
     posting (as opposed to a reply, which goes by e-mail rather
     than being broadcast).  Followups include the ID of the
     parent message in their headers; smart news-readers can use
     this information to present Usenet news in "conversation"
     sequence rather than order-of-arrival.  See thread.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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