Prompt is defined as something that is done on time or right away or someone who does things on time or immediately.(adjective)
An example of prompt is someone who is told to arrive at 7:00 and who gets there at 7:00.
The definition of a prompt is a cue given to someone to help him remember what to say, or is something that causes another event or action to occur.(verb)
See prompt in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME prompte < MFr < L promptus, brought forth, at hand, ready, quick < pp. of promere, to bring forth < pro-, forth + emere, to take: see pro- & redeem
See prompt in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective prompt·er, prompt·est
Origin: Middle English, ready
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin prōmptus
Origin: , from past participle of prōmere, to bring forth
Origin: : prō-, forth; see pro-1
Origin: + emere, to take, obtain; see em- in Indo-European roots.
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