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Dictionary definition for: Prompt

1. (n) a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken) "the audience could hear his prompting"

2. (v) give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

3. (s) according to schedule or without delay; "they were always on time" "a prompt reply"

4. (n) (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command

5. (v) serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives"

6. (s) characterized by speed and efficiency

7. (v) assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned

8. (s) quick in apprehending or reacting; "a prompt (or ready) response" "a prompt smile"

9. (s) performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter" "prompt obedience" "was quick to respond" "a straightaway denial"

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