Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


or fol·low·up (fŏl′ō-ŭp′)
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.
Intended to follow up, as to reinforce or evaluate previous action: a follow-up examination after the surgery.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.followup - 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.followup - 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.followup - a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
examination, scrutiny - the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
References in periodicals archive ?
The medium and long-term followup of patients with ASD closure show excellent results.
Followup after initial resection is poorly defined in children.
She was given standard postpartum instructions and told to schedule a followup appointment in 6 to 8 weeks.
NEW YORK, Jan 6 (KUNA) -- High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane briefed the Security Council this morning on chemical weapons in Syria, in particularly followup in resolution 2118.
The "RyzzaguestsNora" telecast was such a fun view that we eagerly watched its followup show the very next day.
Patients were again contacted twice in the next 24 months either by telephone, or in a subsequent clinic visit, (see Table 1) for followup, to determine one of the following three outcomes:
One of the areas in outpatient practices subject to error is the followup of abnormal lab results.
So it is with the X-Men, and this stunning followup has the X-led good mutants having to team up with Magneto's villains to defeat Brian Cox's evil military scientist.
AMY MACDONALD A Curious Thing (Mercury) THE Glaswegian singer-songwriter returns with an ambitious followup set that's highlighted by Don't Tell Me That It's Over, a big, bold song that showcases Amy's distinctive voice and witty lyrics.
In a followup to the December 2009 Focus, this article (p.
Japanese media reported that prime suspect Tatsuya Ichihashi, 30, has had surgery within the last fortnight but failed to return for a followup consultation.
This could be down to parents not wishing to have their children immunised or other factors, such as failing to return to their GP's surgery for a followup jab.