Definitions of prompt:
  • noun:   (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
  • noun:   a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
    Example: "The audience could hear his prompting"
  • verb:   serve as the inciting cause of
    Example: "She prompted me to call my relatives"
  • verb:   assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
  • verb:   give an incentive for action
  • adjective:   quick in apprehending or reacting
    Example: "A prompt (or ready) response"
  • adjective:   according to schedule or without delay
    Example: "A prompt reply"
  • adjective:   characterized by speed and efficiency
  • adjective:   performed with little or no delay
    Example: "Prompt obedience"

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