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prompt meaning and definition

Definition and meaning of prompt at MeaningMonkey.org. prompt meaning and definition in the English Dictionary.


Definition of prompt (noun)

  1. a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
    • "the audience could hear his prompting"
    • synonyms: prompting
  2. (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command


Definition of prompt (verb)

  1. give an incentive for action
  2. serve as the inciting cause of
  3. assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned

PROMPT adjective

Definition of prompt (adjective)

  1. according to schedule or without delay; on time
    • "the train is prompt"
  2. ready and willing or quick to act
    • "she is always prompt to help her friends";
  3. performed with little or no delay
    • "an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"
    • synonyms: immediate, quick, straightaway
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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