follow-up: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fol'ō-up"), [key]
— n.
  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
    1. a news story providing additional information on a story or article previously published.
    2. Also calledsidebar,supplementary story.a minor news story used to supplement a related story of major importance. Cf. feature story (def. 1),human-interest story, shirttail.
  1. designed or serving to follow up, esp. to increase the effectiveness of a previous action: a follow-up interview; a follow-up offer.
  2. of or pertaining to action that follows an initial treatment, course of study, etc.: follow-up care for mental patients; a follow-up survey.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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