Followup



[fol-oh-uhp] /ˈfɒl oʊˌʌp/

noun
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.
Also called follow. Journalism.

adjective
4.
designed or serving to follow up, especially to increase the effectiveness of a previous action:
a follow-up interview; a follow-up offer.
5.
of or relating to action that follows an initial treatment, course of study, etc.:
follow-up care for mental patients; a follow-up survey.

On Usenet, a posting generated in response to another posting (as opposed to a reply, which goes by e-mail rather than being broadcast). Followups include the ID of the parent message in their headers; smart news-readers can use this information to present Usenet news in “conversation” sequence rather than order-of-arrival. See thread.
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