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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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