Definition of prompt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//prɒmpt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɑːmpt//
    Producing a play
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  1. 1a word or words said to an actor, to remind them what to say next when they have forgotten See related entries: Producing a play
  2. 2(computing) a sign on a computer screen that shows that the computer has finished doing something and is ready for more instructions
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (as a verb): based on Old French prompt or Latin promptus ‘brought to light’, also ‘prepared, ready’, past participle of promere ‘to produce’, from pro- ‘out, forth’ + emere ‘take’.
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