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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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This award was based on the six factors of The Blackwall: Poseidon and ET70 were in imminent danger of complete loss; the combined value of Poseidon and ET-70 was $53,387,000; the salvors incurred extremely high risk in securing Poseidon and ET-70, both as to loss of their ship and lives and as to the creation of substantial environmental liability in the event of an oil spill; the salvors displayed extremely high promptitude, skill, and energy in rescuing Poseidon and ET-70 by virtue of their daring and successful seamanship under very difficult conditions; the value of Cherry Valley was $7.
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if a good deal of determination and promptitude rendered Porteous, in one respect, fit to command guards designed to suppress popular commotion, he seems, on the other, to have been disqualified for a charge so delicate, by a hot and surly temper, always too ready to come to blows and violence; a character void of principle.
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the alarm was early given, and the inhabitants turned out with a promptitude, and commenced and prosecuted the search with a zeal most honorable to the cause of humanity.
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