Definition of callback in English:


Syllabification: call·back
Pronunciation: /ˈkôlˌbak


  • 1An invitation to return for a second audition or interview.
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    • 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 a call received.
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    • 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.
  • 3A recall of a defective product: ask which products have the most callbacks
  • 4An emergency call summoning an employee to work after hours: uncontrolled air leakage results in increased callbacks
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    • The action involves rolling stoppages, a two-day strike, work-to-rule, overtime callback, and on-call duty roster bans.
  • 5 Computing A security feature used by systems accessed by telephone, in which a remote user must log on using a previously registered phone number, to which the system then places a return call.

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