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follow-up

[fol-oh-uhp] /ˈfɒl oʊˌʌp/
noun
1.
the act of following up.
2.
an action or thing that serves to increase the effectiveness of a previous one, as a second or subsequent letter, phone call, or visit.
3.
Also called follow. Journalism.
  1. a news story providing additional information on a story or article previously published.
  2. Also called sidebar, supplementary story. a minor news story used to supplement a related story of major importance.
adjective
4.
designed or serving to follow up, especially to increase the effectiveness of a previous action:
a follow-up interview; a follow-up offer.
5.
of or relating to action that follows an initial treatment, course of study, etc.:
follow-up care for mental patients; a follow-up survey.
Origin of follow-up
1920-1925
1920-25; noun, adj. use of verb phrase follow up
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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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