- an act of calling back.
- a summoning of workers back to work after a layoff.
- a summoning of an employee back to work after working hours, as for emergency business.
- a request to a performer who has auditioned for a role, booking, or the like to return for another audition.
- recall(def 12).
- a return telephone call.
- of or relating to such a call: Please leave a callback number.
Origin of callback
First recorded in 1925–30; noun use of verb phrase call back
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Examples from the Web for callback
Having a criminal record can reduce the likelihood of getting a callback or job offer by 50 percent.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside
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The callback sketch that got the night's biggest response though was the return of the Kissing Family.Andy Samberg's ‘SNL’ Finale Was Wonderfully Weird
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Zamata was one of at least three women to get a callback later in the month.Finally! ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hires Sasheer Zamata, First Black Female Cast Member in 5 Years
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Megan lands a callback for a role in a play in Boston, which leads to yet another row between the two.‘Mad Men’ Returns: A Recap of Season Five
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In the callback audition I tried getting her to throw this water bottle at our casting director, and she said, ‘I won’t do that.‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’: One of the Year’s Best Films
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