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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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Promt's translation: "Ha dominado la Pradera durante algunos anos ahora, y pocos se han atrevido a oponerse a el cara a cara"
AN 5161686 PROMT 940720 SO Off Licence News, June 9, 1994, p.
Some databases with a general coverage (such as "Promt," "Ebus," "ABI/Inform" and "Delphes") may contain very specific information, and it is difficult a priori to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses without actually searching on a case-by-case basis.
NewsRoom records have a full citation and are indexed by Language, Word Count, Record Type (full text or abstract), Event (these are similar to PROMT event codes and refer to the "nature" of the article-- e.g., market share, new product, etc.), Industry Sector, Company, Geographic Location, Publication Type (newspaper, news wire, etc.), and Journal Subject (a classification of 34 broad subjects that represent the subject interest of the publication).
Like a customer of Dialog knows that they're a customer of Dialog first and then they might know the PROMT name, or they might think of it as file 9 or file 16, and some of those are called Gale databases.
DataTimes' collection of news sources is equally impressive, including news services such as Reuters, AP, PR Newswire, Businesswire, and business publications (Business Dateline, PROMT, Trade & Industry Database, MARS, Newsletter Database, and Globalbase).
The Plus tier adds Business & Industry from Responsive Database Services (owned by Dialog) and five files from Thomson subsidiary Gale Group (Health & Wellness Database, Magazine Database, Newswire ASAP, PROMT, and Trade & Industry Database).
My favorite Dialog files were AM/INFORM (File 15) and PROMT (File 16), 50 I called UMI (renamed to Bell & Howell Information and Learning then renamed ProQuest) and IAC] (now part of Gale Group).
The Gale Group databases such as General BusinessFile, Trade and Industry Index, and PROMT use the subject headings wages and Wage Surveys.
Document charges are within market range for comparable data from other fee-based services--e.g., PROMT, $3.25; Business & Industry, $3.20; ABI/INFORM, $3.20; World Reporter, $2.75; Dun's Market Identifiers summary, $3.89.
The Gale Group databases, such as General BusinessFile, Trade and Industry Index, and PROMT, use the subject descriptor Executives, Salaries, Benefits, etc.ABI/INFORM and Northern Light use Executive Compensation, Responsive Database Services' Business & Management Practices database uses Compensation, and EBSCO's Business Source uses Executives, Salaries etc.