Share this entry

Share this page

callback

Line breaks: call|back
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːlbak
 
/

Definition of callback in English:

noun

1An invitation to return for a second audition or interview: he was one of only twelve applicants to receive a callback
More example sentences
  • For example, a friend who is an actor has recently arrived in the city and is auditioning and getting callbacks like crazy.
  • Auditions were usually held on a Monday with the cast list not posted until Thursday or Friday to allow time for dance auditions, callbacks, and Mr. Alden's inevitable disorganization.
  • You smile as you remember the initial interview, thinking about how you just knew you had nailed that one and were confident you would get a callback for an on-site interview.
2A telephone call made to return one that someone has received.
Example sentences
  • After placing several calls to one of his handlers, I was more then a little surprised to receive a callback from someone who identified themselves as Tom.
  • Furthermore, dynamic queue statistics such as position in queue and expected wait time can be provided to tell customers when they can expect to receive the callback.
  • Delay options of 5, 10 or 30 minutes allow time for preparation to receive the callback.
3 [mass noun] A security feature used by some computer systems accessed by telephone, in which a user must log on from a previously registered phone number, to which the system then places a return call.

Definition of callback in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…