• A reminder or cue.
  • A time limit given for payment of an account for produce purchased, this limit varying with different goods.
  • A sequence of characters that appears on a monitor to indicate that the computer is ready to receive input.
  • A suggestion for inspiration given to an author.


  • To lead (someone) toward what they should say or do.
  • To show or tell an actor/person the words they should be saying, or actions they should be doing.
  • To initiate; to cause or lead to.


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  • From French prompt, from Latin prōmptus ("visible, apparent, evident"), past participle of prōmō, from prō + emō.

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