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prompt

  

      adj  
1    performed or executed without delay  
2    quick or ready to act or respond  
      adv  
3    Informal   punctually  
      vb  
4    tr   to urge (someone to do something)  
5    to remind (an actor, singer, etc.) of lines forgotten during a performance  
6    tr   to refresh the memory of  
7    tr   to give rise to by suggestion  
his affairs will prompt discussion     
      n  
8      (Commerce)  
a    the time limit allowed for payment of the debt incurred by purchasing goods or services on credit  
b    the contract specifying this time limit  
c      (Also called)    prompt note   a memorandum sent to a purchaser to remind him of the time limit and the sum due  
9    the act of prompting  
10    anything that serves to remind  
11    an aid to the operator of a computer in the form of a question or statement that appears on the screen showing that the equipment is ready to proceed and indicating the options available  
     (C15: from Latin promptus evident, from promere to produce, from pro-1 + emere to buy)  
  promptly      adv  
  promptness      n  


opposite prompt  
      n     (Theatre)      another name for       stage right  
  
See  
    prompt  
prompt side  
      n     (Theatre)   the side of the stage where the prompter is, usually to the actor's left in Britain and to his right in the United States  
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n.
a text or graphic element meant to prompt the user to click on a link
[Tech.] the most common call-to-actions are buttons or banners
n.
A simple, undefined reply when an ignorant comment or action is made. Source:

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