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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 
  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. 
  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. 
  3.  To  remind,  as  an  actor  or  an  orator,  of  words  or  topics 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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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