- a follow-up thing or event
- the use of follow-up letters, visits, etc.
- a following up
An example of a follow up phone call is a telephone call made to check on the status of an order placed a week prior.
- The act or an instance of following up, as to further an end or review new developments: The follow-up is often as important as the initial contact in gaining new clients. The social worker's emphasis on followup reassured her clients.
- One that follows so as to further an end or increase effectiveness: The software was a successful follow-up to the original product.
- An article or a report giving further information on a previously reported item of news.
- Alternative spelling of follow-up.
(third-person singular simple present follows up, present participle following up, simple past and past participle followed up)
- follow-up / followup
- In a 1999 two-year follow-up study of adolescents hospitalized for manic episodes, patients who had ongoing drug or alcohol abuse problems had more manic episodes and poorer functioning than those patients who were not substance abusers.
- Bilirubin-induced complications can be prevented by introducing a neonatal jaundice protocol to identify infants at risk for significant bilirubin increases, by ensuring adequate parental education and providing for follow-up care.
- Yet extensions do require additional care and maintenance, and the best salons will advise clients about follow-up appointments to tighten extensions (they loosen naturally as hair grows), change styles, and remove the hairpieces.
- Other costs involved include the implementation of the program, writing a dress code for the workplace uniforms, and staff to follow-up and make sure the uniforms are being worn, fit properly, kept clean and replaced when needed.
- Joel was furious at their decision and wrote a follow-up track called The Entertainer, which referenced the editing of the song with the lines "If you want to make a hit/You've got to make it fit/So they cut it down to 3:05."