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  1. prompt
    IPA[präm(p)t]
  2. verb

    noun

    • 1. an act of assisting or encouraging a hesitating speaker:

      with barely a prompt, Barbara talked on
    • 2. a word or phrase spoken as a reminder to an actor of a forgotten word or line.

    • 3. another term for prompter

    • 4. a message or symbol on a screen to show that the system is waiting for input.

    • 5. the time limit for the payment of an account, as stated on a prompt note.

    adjective

    • 1. done without delay; immediate:

      the owner would have died but for the prompt action of two paramedics
    • 2. (of a person) acting without delay:

      the fans were prompt and courteous in complying with police requests
    • 3. (of goods) for immediate delivery and payment.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: prompt, plural noun: prompts

    • v.: verb: prompt, 3rd person present: prompts, gerund or present participle: prompting, past tense: prompted, past participle: prompted

    • verb

      (of an event or fact) cause or bring about (an action or feeling):

      cause someone to take a course of action:

    • noun

      an act of encouraging a hesitating speaker:

      a word or phrase spoken as a reminder to an actor of a forgotten word or line.

    • adjective

      done without delay; immediate:

      (of a person) acting without delay:

    • noun

      the action of saying something to persuade, encourage, or remind someone to do or say something:
    • noun

      the action of saying something to persuade, encourage, or remind someone to do or say something:
    • noun

      the side of the stage where the prompter sits, usually to the actor's right in the US and to the actor's left in the UK.
    • noun

      the offstage area of a theater stage to the right of an actor facing the audience.
    • noun

      the side of the stage where the prompter sits, usually to the actor's left in the UK and to the actor's right in the US.
    • noun

      the offstage area of a theatre stage to the right of an actor facing the audience.
    • noun

      a note sent to a customer as a reminder of payment due.
    • noun

      an annotated copy of a play for the use of a prompter during a performance.
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