adjective, prompt·er, prompt·est.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- a limit of time given for payment for merchandise purchased, the limit being stated on a note of reminder (prompt note ).
- the contract setting the time limit.
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Idioms for prompt
Origin of prompt
historical usage of prompt
The commercial sense of the noun prompt “a time limit given for payment for merchandise purchased" dates from the mid-18th century. The computer sense of the noun “a message or symbol on a display screen requesting more information from a user" dates from 1977.
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Example sentences from the Web for prompt
That prompted grumbling from industry competitors, but Trek’s claims went largely unexamined, and the controversy faded.
This has prompted some to suggest we should instead create a distributed network of smaller quantum computers that can work together to simulate a larger one.Connecting Distant Qubits Just Brought Distributed Quantum Computing Closer|Edd Gent|February 8, 2021|Singularity Hub
They are often used as a call-to-action as they might prompt a viewer to read or learn more about a topic by clicking on the internal link, or else ask a viewer to contact you or schedule a visit.Seven enterprise SEO strategies and tactics that really work|Harpreet Munjal|February 8, 2021|Search Engine Watch
That belief prompted two teachers unions to call for her removal from the House Education Committee — one of her new committee assignments.House punishes Republican lawmaker who promoted violent conspiracy theories|Taylor Hatmaker|February 5, 2021|TechCrunch
Several clusters of cases related to a new viral variant have emerged in his area, prompting schools to delay their start dates.We May Never Eliminate COVID-19. But We Can Learn to Live With It|Jamie Ducharme|February 4, 2021|Time
God has to continually prompt and prod him, and puts his brother Aaron at his side to do most of the real leadership.
Fears that the plot was in the final stages helped prompt U.S. airstrikes against al Qaeda positions in Syria.
For most people, just saying the name Manson is enough to prompt discomfort.
These poll numbers again prompt the question: How could Al Gore lose in 2000?!
Mamoon and his second wife, Liana, hope it will revive his reputation, and “prompt the reissuing of his books in forty languages.”
Whatever can be done to bring about the prompt and effective use of this new system of bank settlement will be done.
It is a notable fact that under the wholly unusual circumstances prevailing, the recovery was so prompt and effective.
Perhaps their course is wiser than that which hot impatience would prompt—nay, I believe it is.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
A little practice makes the pupil prompt in dealing with any figures whatever.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
They have now (I suppose) reaped the harvest thereof, except that of the trees they planted, which are not so prompt in bearing.
British Dictionary definitions for prompt
- the time limit allowed for payment of the debt incurred by purchasing goods or services on credit
- the contract specifying this time limit
- Also called: prompt note a memorandum sent to a purchaser to remind him of the time limit and the sum due