call-back

callback

[kawl-bak]
noun
1.
an act of calling back.
2.
a summoning of workers back to work after a layoff.
3.
a summoning of an employee back to work after working hours, as for emergency business.
4.
a request to a performer who has auditioned for a role, booking, or the like to return for another audition.
5.
recall ( def 12 ).
6.
a return telephone call.
adjective
7.
of or pertaining to such a call: Please leave a callback number.
Also, call-back.


Origin:
1925–30; noun use of verb phrase call back

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call-back

noun
1. a return call 
2. the recall of an employee after a layoff 
callback

noun
a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair) [syn: recall
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