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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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The physicians entered into a membership agreement (PPA) with NTSP that grants NTSP the right to receive all payer offers and imposes on the physicians a duty to promptly forward payer offers to NTSP.
Although it remains true that every entry requires maintenance and action to remove it upon capture of the suspect, not promptly or thoroughly completing entries can result in costly mistakes.
Laboratory-confirmed cases should be promptly reported so that outbreaks can be detected and investigated, ongoing transmission can be interrupted, and other ill persons can be provided with effective treatment.
Both Rio Vista and the Lyons bridge plainly should be promptly removed from the circulation element of the General Plan.
Selling them to management is fourth, and having the organizational skills to modify and execute the plans promptly is fifth.
When the telescope homed on a star known as Epsilon Eridani, it picked up emissions that promptly knocked the chart recorder's pen off-scale, accompanied by noise bursts from a monitor loudspeaker.
The governor of Bank of Japan, Masaki Shirakawa said that the bank would act promptly and decisively.
Currently, practitioners must inform clients promptly of any noncompliance, including errors and omissions.
When we do, if we do,'' Brenner said, ``we will look at it promptly and study it very closely and take whatever action we consider appropriate.
Also, it was manifest that Kraft did not fail to act promptly after learning of the house being built on his land.