Meaning of prompt

Definition of prompt

(adj) according to schedule or without delay; on time; "the train is prompt"
ready and willing or quick to act; "she is always prompt to help her friends"
performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"
(noun) a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken); "the audience could hear his prompting"
(computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
(verb) give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives"
assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned

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