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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 (.).
References in classic literature ?
It was happy for Uncas and the scout, and even David, that they were all beyond the reach of his arm at such a moment; for, assuredly, no refinement in cruelty would then have deferred their deaths, in opposition to the promptings of the fierce temper that nearly choked him.
Serves you right for prompting her," said Miss Carpenter.
Snagsby's breast, prompting her to nocturnal examinations of Mr.
In any other man I should have thought that the prompting of a magnanimous and noble character.
She went away in response to some inner prompting to do something disgraceful, in order that she might say to herself--'There--you've done a new act of shame--you degraded creature
In the latter case, you would expect that some prompting from outside would be needed to make so young a lad do such a thing.
Denham doesn't write poetry; he has written articles for father, for the Review," Katharine said, as if prompting her memory.
And then, the old irritable demon prompting him to give another good pinch at the moth-wings of poor Mr.
He merely loved, merely acted on the prompting of his heart, or head, or whatever organic or anatomical part of him that developed the mysterious, delicious, and insatiable hunger called "love.
He seemed such a boy, as he stood blushing and stammering his thanks, that a wave of pity, maternal in its prompting, welled up in her.
Thereafter, without prompting, as a matter of course when handed a bone, he carried it to the corner.
He knew it as a secret prompting, as an urge of instinct--of the same instinct that made him howl at the moon and stars of nights, and that made him fear death and the unknown.