callback

or call-back

[ kawl-bak ]
/ ˈkɔlˌbæk /

noun

adjective

of or relating to such a call: Please leave a callback number.

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Origin of callback

First recorded in 1925–30; noun use of verb phrase call back
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Idioms and Phrases with callback

call back

1

Ask someone to return; also, ask that something be returned, as in He passed the first audition and was waiting to be called back, or These screws are defective; the manufacturer has called them back. [Late 1500s]

2

call someone back. Telephone someone in return, as in May I call you back next week? [Early 1900s]

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