fol·​low-on ˈfä-lō-ˌȯn How to pronounce follow-on (audio)
: being or relating to something that follows as a natural or logical consequence, development, or progression
follow-on noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Ten federal agencies and about 100 private companies received follow-on payloads that installed backdoors for use in espionage. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 11 May 2023 Other Oregon communities appear to have done far better in negotiating follow-on agreements with companies that already operate data centers in their communities. Mike Rogoway |, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 In 2007, the FBI began a follow-on inquiry, Operation Encore, which delved more deeply into the mosque’s ties to the hijackers. Tim Golden, ProPublica, 27 Apr. 2023 Globally, follow-on offers (when a company issues more shares to raise extra capital) are up about 22% compared to last year. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 25 Apr. 2023 Boomers have done a disservice to our follow-on generations. Detroit Free Press, 25 Apr. 2023 While a federal appeals court in Washington is reviewing whether the president’s statements were undertaken in the scope of his job as president, Ms. Carroll brought a follow-on state lawsuit last year, which is set to go to trial in April. Sadie Gurman, WSJ, 4 Apr. 2023 About 100 of them received follow-on hacks that used the backdoor to install a second-stage payload. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 30 Mar. 2023 The follow-on of more non-family-values-friendly stories might well have begun an unrecoverable spiral. WIRED, 30 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of follow-on was in 1960

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“Follow-on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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