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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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Interestingly, of the companies that received an A or B for promptness, more than 92 percent used email to make that first personalized contact.
If these interactions are handled in a forthcoming way with honesty and promptness, then rapport is built up and the organization is better insulated against negative publicity in the future.
On all grounds - promptness, the three month stop-date and the merits of the challenge - Mr Finn-Kelcey's claim failed.
Thanks to Leila's bravery, promptness, and incredible reaction, what could have been a terrible tragedy - thank God - turned out to be a terrible fright and a huge lesson for us the parents.
However, the latest quarterly study reveals that, as well as improving availability and promptness, retailers have reduced the number of bags used in their orders.
For many years, Medicare has been our best payer, not necessarily in terms of reimbursement rates, but in promptness of payment and hassle-free service.
For years, Medicare has been our best payer, not necessarily in terms of rates, but in promptness of payment and hassle-free service.
Dubay points out six general traits of those who reach the summit of holiness, such as the habitual practice of virtue even in painful and difficult situations, promptness in doing what needs to be done, and cheerful joy.
Arkansas ranked 46th among states in Halt's "2006 Lawyer Discipline Report Card," which graded lawyer discipline systems in six categories: adequacy of discipline, publicity and responsiveness, openness, fairness, public participation, and promptness.
With its improved operability and promptness, the FOBITWAKO helps smoothly conduct fecal occult blood tests for hemorrhagic digestive diseases at large-scale hospitals.
By the way, the word tip, which originated in England, was meant as an acronym for-the phrase "to insure promptness.
In terms of dress and promptness only (see tip number six), a board interview should be treated no differently then a professional job interview.