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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
3. (Journalism) Same as sidebar.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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:
3: a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of
monitoring earlier treatment [syn: follow-up, followup,
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :
[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) :
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.
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