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FOLLOW-UP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does follow-up mean? 

FOLLOW-UP (noun)
  The noun FOLLOW-UP has 3 senses:

1. a piece of work that exploits or builds on earlier work
2. an activity that continues something that has already begun or that repeats something that has already been done
3. a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment

  Familiarity information: FOLLOW-UP used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOLLOW-UP (noun)


Sense 1follow-up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A piece of work that exploits or builds on earlier work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

follow-up; followup

Context example:

his new software is a follow-up to the programs they started with

Hypernyms ("follow-up" is a kind of...):

piece of work; work (a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing)


Sense 2follow-up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An activity that continues something that has already begun or that repeats something that has already been done

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

follow-up; followup

Hypernyms ("follow-up" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)


Sense 3follow-up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

reexamination; follow-up; followup; review

Hypernyms ("follow-up" is a kind of...):

examination; scrutiny (the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes))


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