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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
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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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Almost as surprising is the fact that only 3% of the companies that did respond were following best practices in all four areas: Promptness, Persistence, Personalization and Performance.
The industry that far outperformed the others in promptness was automotive, where 57 percent of the companies received an A grade.
"For the avoidance of doubt," Sheridans wrote to us in a letter not for publication, "the quantum of damages payable to our client is dependent, in part, on the promptness and adequacy of your response".
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Promptness is somewhat less important than accessibility and honesty, but it deserves consideration.
The mechanism will provide a platform for expanding areas of coordination to develop an appropriate initiative for the handling of regular regional and international issues in a spirit of promptness and efficient interaction.
Lack of promptness by KESC maintenance officials in rectifying faults prolonged the power outages, adding to the miseries of consumers.
It is often said that civic associations sprout like mushrooms after the rain, when there is a reason for it but recently they surpassed every norm according to the promptness and number with which they appear, says Goce Trpkovski for Nova Makedonija.
With focus on logistics, promptness and reliability, the company's expanded suite of VAD services include a whole range of networked services such as pre-sales consultancy, marketing, service implementation and after-sales support, which have facilitated market penetration and profitability for its partners and for its company.
Minister of Justice Ghazi al-Aghbari affirmed Sunday the importance the government has for commercial judiciary and its concern to improve it in a way to ensure promptness in dealing with raised cases as well as issuance of verdicts thereof in a timely manner to prove for litigants ability and impartiality of the Yemeni judiciary.
The reason for annulment of many laws, according to Kadriu, is because they cannot follow the uncontrolled promptness and without expert consultation.
"We had customer feedback that they were very happy with the professionalism and promptness of the DeluxeCalling team," said Barbara Millward, second vice president of MidWest One Bank.