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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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Power said its research indicated, "Customers calling the Delta Premium Sales and Service team rated them particularly well on the automated phone system, as well as on their representatives' courtesy, knowledge and concern; timeliness of resolution; and promptness in speaking to the representative.
Asked about the current security situation in the country, Minister Moqbel regarded the situation as "gradually improving" and pointed out that the army is in full promptness to defend the nation and its sons.
This means enhancement of effectiveness and promptness of government machine, higher responsibility of ministers, abolishment of unnecesary bureaucracy and red tape delays," President Nazarbayev highlighted.
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The BJP is also afraid that with Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde taking credit for his promptness in clearing Afzal's file, it will take the sting out of their campaign against him.
The research, published in the British Journal of Cancer today, looked at data from more than 13,000 patients in order to measure the promptness of cancer diagnosis in primary care.
I would just like to thank the two gentlemen for their efficiency, promptness, good humour and kindness.
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".
You have wider choice of cozy cafes, restaurants and coffee shops now at Al Ain Mall where you can enjoy freshly brewed coffee along with delicious break-fast in the right ambiance and get a complete experience of the rich quality, promptness and the warmth of personalised service at Al Ain Mall's coffee shops.
Promptness is somewhat less important than accessibility and honesty, but it deserves consideration.
He emphasized that the purpose of education is to extend the promptness of knowledge.
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.