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prompt

1. Commerce
a. the time limit allowed for payment of the debt incurred by purchasing goods or services on credit
b. the contract specifying this time limit
c. a memorandum sent to a purchaser to remind him of the time limit and the sum due
2. an aid to the operator of a computer in the form of a question or statement that appears on the screen showing that the equipment is ready to proceed and indicating the options available

prompt

[prämpt]
(computer science)
A message or format displayed on the screen of a computer terminal that requires the user to respond in some way before processing can continue.

prompt

A message displayed on screen that requests action from the user, such as "Enter Employee Name" or "Press 1 to Continue."

Command Prompts Are Brief
Command-driven systems do not offer a menu and require that users know the commands beforehand and type them in correctly spelled. When ready to accept the next command, they display a simple prompt such as the dollar sign ($) in Unix and Linux. In the DOS command line, the prompt is the drive letter, folder name and right arrow (>); for example: c:\backup>. The command line prompt in dBASE is nothing more than a single dot (.).
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