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prompts, 3rd person singular present; prompted, past tense; prompted, past participle; prompting, present participle;
  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

  1. (of an event or fact) Cause or bring about (an action or feeling)
    • - his death has prompted an industry-wide investigation of safety violations
  2. Cause (someone) to take a course of action
    • - a demonstration by 20,000 people prompted the government to step up security
  3. Assist or encourage (a hesitating speaker) to say something
    • - “And the picture?” he prompted
  4. Supply a forgotten word or line to (an actor) during the performance of a play

  5. (of a computer) Request input from (a user)

  1. An act of assisting or encouraging a hesitating speaker
    • - with barely a prompt, Barbara talked on
  2. The word or phrase spoken as a reminder to an actor of a forgotten word or line

  3. A message or symbol on a monitor to show that the system is waiting for input

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

  1. a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken); "the audience could hear his prompting"
  2. according to schedule or without delay; on time; "the train is prompt"
  3. motivate: give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
  4. (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
  5. ready and willing or quick to act; "she is always prompt to help her friends";
  6. serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives"
  7. PROMPT, an acronym for Panchromatic Robotic Optical Monitoring and Polarimetry Telescopes, is currently being built by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) in Chile. ...
  8. The prompt (sometimes prompter) in a theatre is traditionally the person who prompts or cues an actor when they forget their next line or neglect to move on the stage to where they are supposed to be situated.
  9. (Promptness) In kinematics, the speed of an object is the magnitude of its velocity (the rate of change of its position); it is thus a scalar quantity. ...
  10. Something that indicates when or where a response is appropriate; A suggestion for inspiration given to an author; To lead someone toward what they should say or do; - to show or tell an actor/person the words they should be saying, or actions they should be doing; Ready, willing (to act); ...
  11. (Prompting) Where respondents are made aware of the possible answers to questions by an interviewer either reading them out or showing some material during the research.
  12. (prompting) Assisting students in thinking beyond their response to a question.
  13. Prompting is described as a supplementary stimulus to help a learner respond. For example, if a student cannot remember a technical term we can give a prompt by, for example, telling him or her the first letter. ...
  14. (Prompts) A prompt is the dialog played to a caller either to ask a question or to provide feedback. A prompt can be played from a pre-recorded file, generated from text , or a combination of the two.
  15. (Prompts) A type of prompt material in the form of cards with images, words, scales, pictures, etc., that are shown to participants during in-person research surveys. Also called Answer Cards or Show Cards.
  16. (Prompts) A way of helping a child say a word or perform an action. This can be through; Saying the full word, showing a picture. A partial prompt can be saying the start of a word i.e. When showing a picture of a cup, say 'Cu..' and wait for a response. Prompts can also by physical.
  17. (Prompts) Prerecorded messages or instructions within a voice messaging system that are designed to guide the caller through the system, e.g., "If you know your party's extension, you may enter it at any time during this message."
  18. (Prompts) Stimuli that control the desired behavior but that are not functionally related to the task.  Prompts may be verbal, gestural, in picture/visual form, by demonstration or physical in nature.
  19. the information in a task which indicates what candidates must produce. E.g. in a form-filling task, the subheadings; in a Writing task, the content points; in a Speaking task, a picture. See also: back-up prompt
  20. A character or series of characters displayed by a command interpreter to inform the user that execution of a command has been completed and the interpreter is ready to accept a new command.
  21. A message played to a caller that gives the caller a choice of selections in a menu and asks for a response.
  22. A tool developed to assist Web authors in improving the accessibility and usability of HTML documents. It is made available through a joint collaboration between the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre at the University of Toronto and the TRACE Center at the University of Wisconsin. ...
  23. A report element that asks for specific values before the report is run.
  24. A character or characters that an interactive program prints to tell the user that it's ready for the user to type something. In many versions of Scheme, the prompt is a > character.
  25. A word or signal that initiates or guides behavior; a cue.