Etymology
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follow-up (n.)

1905, originally in the argot of sales and business, from verbal phrase follow up "pursue closely, act on energetically" (1794); see follow (v.) + up (adv.).

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of follow-up from WordNet

follow-up (n.)
a piece of work that exploits or builds on earlier work;
his new software is a follow-up to the programs they started with
Synonyms: followup
follow-up (n.)
an activity that continues something that has already begun or that repeats something that has already been done;
Synonyms: followup
follow-up (n.)
a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment;
Synonyms: followup / reexamination / review
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