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fol·low-up

or fol·low·up (fŏl′ō-ŭp′)
n.
1. 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.
2. One that follows so as to further an end or increase effectiveness: The software was a successful follow-up to the original product.
3. An article or a report giving further information on a previously reported item of news.
adj.
Intended to follow up, as to reinforce or evaluate previous action: a follow-up examination after the surgery.

fol′low-up`



n.
1. the act of following up.
2. an action or thing that serves to increase the effectiveness of a previous one, as a second or subsequent letter, phone call, or visit.
3. a news story providing additional information on a story or article previously published.
adj.
4. designed or serving to follow up, esp. to increase the effectiveness of a previous action: a follow-up interview.
[1920–25]

follow-up

In amphibious operations, the reinforcements and stores carried on transport ships and aircraft (not originally part of the amphibious force) that are offloaded after the assault and assault follow-on echelons have been landed. See also amphibious operation; assault; assault follow-on echelon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.follow-up - a piece of work that exploits or builds on earlier work; "his new software is a follow-up to the programs they started with"
piece of work, work - a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; "it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works"; "the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work"; "he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey"; "the work of an active imagination"; "erosion is the work of wind or water over time"
2.follow-up - an activity that continues something that has already begun or that repeats something that has already been done
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
3.follow-up - a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
examination, scrutiny - the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
Translations

follow-up

[ˈfɒləʊˈʌp]
A. N (= further action) → seguimiento m (to de) (= continuation) → continuación f (to de) subsequent follow-up is an essential part of the programun seguimiento posterior es parte fundamental del programa
this is a follow-up to the meeting held last Sundayesto es la continuación de la reunión celebrada el domingo
B. CPD follow-up appointment N (with doctor, dentist, vet) → revisión f
follow-up (phone) call N (Telec) → llamada f de reiteración
follow-up care N (postoperative) → atención f pos(t)operatoria; (following initial treatment) → seguimiento m clínico
follow-up interview Nentrevista f complementaria
follow-up letter Ncarta f recordatoria
follow-up study Nestudio m de seguimiento
follow-up survey Ninvestigación f complementaria
follow-up treatment N (postoperative) → tratamiento m pos(t)operatorio; (following initial treatment) → tratamiento m complementario
follow-up visit N (= inspection) → visita f de inspección or comprobación (Med) → revisión f

follow-up

n
Weiterverfolgen nt, → Weiterführen nt; (= event, programme etc coming after)Fortsetzung f (→ to +gen)
(= letter)Nachfassschreiben nt; (Press) → Fortsetzung f
(Med) → Nachuntersuchung f

follow-up

:
follow-up action
nFolgemaßnahmen pl
follow-up advertising
nNachfasswerbung f
follow-up album
nNachfolgealbum nt
follow-up care
n (Med) → Nachbehandlung f
follow-up interview
nzweites Vorstellungsgespräch
follow-up meeting
nFolgetreffen nt
follow-up operation
n (Police) → Nachfassoperation f; (Med) → zweite Operation
follow-up phone call
nAnruf mzur Nachfrage or um nachzufragen
follow-up question
nFolgefrage f
follow-up study
nNachfolgestudie f
follow-up treatment
n (Med) → Nachbehandlung f
follow-up visit
n (Med) → Nachuntersuchung f

follow-up

[ˈfɒləʊˌʌp] nseguito

follow

(ˈfoləu) verb
1. to go or come after. I will follow (you).
2. to go along (a road, river etc). Follow this road.
3. to understand. Do you follow (my argument)?
4. to act according to. I followed his advice.
ˈfollower noun
a person who follows, especially the philosophy, ideas etc of another person. He is a follower of Plato (= Plato's theories).
ˈfollowing noun
supporters. He has a great following among the poorer people.
adjective
1. coming after. the following day.
2. about to be mentioned. You will need the following things.
preposition
after; as a result of. Following his illness, his hair turned white.
pronoun
things about to be mentioned. You must bring the following – pen, pencil, paper and rubber.
ˈfollow-up noun
further reaction or response. Was there any follow-up to the letter you wrote to the newspaper?
follow up
1. to go further in doing something. The police are following up a clue.
2. to find out more about (something). I followed up the news.

follow-up

n seguimiento, atención médica subsecuente
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