Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of following up, as to further an end or review new developments.
  • noun One that follows so as to further an end or increase effectiveness.
  • noun An article or a report giving further information on a previously reported item of news.
  • adjective Intended to follow up, as to reinforce or evaluate previous action.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a second (or subsequent) action to increase the effectiveness of an initial action. Also used attributively.
  • noun (Journalism) A subsequent story providing information discovered or events happening after a first story was published.
  • noun (Journalism) Same as sidebar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A subsidiary action taken as the result of an event.
  • noun Internet A posted message on a newsgroup, etc. in reply to a previous one.
  • noun sports A shot on goal directly following another that has been saved.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a piece of work that exploits or builds on earlier work
  • noun an activity that continues something that has already begun or that repeats something that has already been done
  • noun a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
  • noun an activity that continues something that has already begun or that repeats something that has already been done
  • noun a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
  • noun a piece of work that exploits or builds on earlier work
  • verb increase the effectiveness or success of by further action
  • verb pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue

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Examples

  • A paper Tuesday in JAMA reports long-term follow-up from the SELECT trial.

    Alfred Neugut, M.D. Ph.D.: High-Dose Vitamins and Risk

  • I think the note of caution about long-term follow-up is very good, said Dr. Robin Blackstone, president-elect of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and a bariatric surgeon in Scottsdale, Ariz.

    Teens' weight-loss surgery may weaken bones

  • If indeed his legendary father knew about the recurring rapes in his football team showers and only relied on an assistant to report it only to lower-level school officials, and only once -- and then never said another word of follow-up on the problem -- can we call that "a very high level of integrity, of morality?"

    Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.: Is the Media Whitewashing Joe Paterno?

  • A paper Tuesday in JAMA reports long-term follow-up from the SELECT trial.

    Alfred Neugut, M.D. Ph.D.: High-Dose Vitamins and Risk

  • If indeed his legendary father knew about the recurring rapes in his football team showers and only relied on an assistant to report it only to lower-level school officials, and only once -- and then never said another word of follow-up on the problem -- can we call that "a very high level of integrity, of morality?"

    Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.: Is the Media Whitewashing Joe Paterno?

  • If indeed his legendary father knew about the recurring rapes in his football team showers and only relied on an assistant to report it only to lower-level school officials, and only once -- and then never said another word of follow-up on the problem -- can we call that "a very high level of integrity, of morality?"

    Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.: Is the Media Whitewashing Joe Paterno?

  • If indeed his legendary father knew about the recurring rapes in his football team showers and only relied on an assistant to report it only to lower-level school officials, and only once -- and then never said another word of follow-up on the problem -- can we call that "a very high level of integrity, of morality?"

    Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.: Is the Media Whitewashing Joe Paterno?

  • The findings, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, are based on long-term follow-up of participants in a large cancer-prevention trial known as Select.

    Vitamin E Is Linked to Prostate Cancer

  • If indeed his legendary father knew about the recurring rapes in his football team showers and only relied on an assistant to report it only to lower-level school officials, and only once -- and then never said another word of follow-up on the problem -- can we call that "a very high level of integrity, of morality?"

    Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.: Is the Media Whitewashing Joe Paterno?

  • If indeed his legendary father knew about the recurring rapes in his football team showers and only relied on an assistant to report it only to lower-level school officials, and only once -- and then never said another word of follow-up on the problem -- can we call that "a very high level of integrity, of morality?"

    Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.: Is the Media Whitewashing Joe Paterno?

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