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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prompt  \Prompt\,  n.  (Com.) 
  A  limit  of  time  given  for  payment  of  an  account  for  produce 
  purchased,  this  limit  varying  with  different  goods.  See 
  {Prompt-note}. 
 
  To  cover  any  probable  difference  of  price  which  might 
  arise  before  the  expiration  of  the  prompt,  which  for 
  this  article  [tea]  is  three  months.  --J.  S.  Mill. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prompt  \Prompt\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Prompted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Prompting}.] 
  1.  To  assist  or  induce  the  action  of  to  move  to  action  to 
  instigate;  to  incite. 
 
  God  first  .  .  .  prompted  on  the  infirmities  of  the 
  infant  world  by  temporal  prosperity.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  To  suggest;  to  dictate. 
 
  And  whispering  angles  prompt  her  golden  dreams. 
  --Pope. 
 
  3.  To  remind,  as  an  actor  or  an  orator,  of  words  or  topics 
  forgotten. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prompt 
  adj  1:  according  to  schedule  or  without  delay;  "they  were  always  on 
  time";  "a  prompt  reply"  [syn:  {on  time}] 
  2:  characterized  by  speed  and  efficiency  [syn:  {expeditious},  {timesaving}] 
  3:  quick  in  apprehending  or  reacting;  "a  prompt  (or  ready) 
  response";  "a  ready  smile" 
  4:  performed  with  little  or  no  delay;  "an  immediate  reply  to  my 
  letter";  "prompt  obedience";  "was  quick  to  respond";  "a 
  straightaway  denial"  [syn:  {immediate},  {quick},  {straightaway}] 
  n  1:  a  cue  given  to  a  performer  (usually  the  beginning  of  the 
  next  line  to  be  spoken) 
  2:  (computer  science)  a  symbol  that  appears  on  the  computer 
  screen  to  indicate  that  the  computer  is  ready  to  receive  a 
  command  [syn:  {command  prompt}] 
  v  1:  give  an  incentive;  "This  moved  me  to  sacrifice  my  career" 
  [syn:  {motivate},  {propel},  {move},  {incite}] 
  2:  serve  as  the  inciting  cause  of  "She  prompted  me  to  call  my 
  relatives"  [syn:  {inspire},  {instigate}] 
  3:  assist  (somebody  acting  or  reciting)  by  suggesting  the  next 
  words  of  something  forgotten  or  imperfectly  learned  [syn: 
  {remind},  {cue}] 




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