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noun follow-up pronunciation in American English
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singularfollow-up
pluralfollow-ups

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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] something that is done in order to complete something

    Everyone liked my proposal, but there hasn’t been any follow-up.

    The researchers conducted a follow-up study two years later.

    1. a.
      something that is done in order to be certain that an earlier action was effective

      Regular follow-up is needed to identify patients who require further treatment.

      a follow-up visit to the hospital

  2. 2
    [countable] a book, movie, or article that is based on or develops an earlier one
    follow-up to:

    He’s currently working on a follow-up to his last novel.

  3. 3
    [countable] mainly journalism a question that you ask immediately after another question, in order to get more information

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