[ fol-oh-uhp ]
/ ˈfɒl oʊˌʌp /
the act of following up.
an action or thing that serves to increase the effectiveness of a previous one, as a second or subsequent letter, phone call, or visit.
designed or serving to follow up, especially to increase the effectiveness of a previous action: a follow-up interview; a follow-up offer.
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
First recorded in 1920–25; noun, adj. use of verb phrase follow up
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