prompt: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (prompt), [key]
— adj., v., n. -er, -est,
- done, performed, delivered, etc., at once or without delay: a prompt reply.
- ready in action; quick to act as occasion demands.
- quick or alert: prompt to take offense.
- to move or induce to action: What prompted you to say that?
- to occasion or incite; inspire: What prompted his resignation?
- to assist (a person speaking) by suggesting something to be said.
- to supply (an actor, singer, etc.) from offstage with a missed cue or forgotten line.
- to supply forgotten lines, lyrics, or the like to an actor, singer, etc.
- a limit of time given for payment for merchandise purchased, the limit being stated on a note of reminder(prompt&prim; note&sec;).
- the contract setting the time limit.
- the act of prompting.
- something serving to suggest or remind.
- a message or symbol from a computer system to a user, generally appearing on a display screen, requesting more information or indicating that the system is ready for user instructions.
- (in acting) to move or speak in response to a cue.
- prompt (Thesaurus)
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