Definitions for Promptness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

promptprɒmpt(adj.)prompt•er, prompt•est.

  1. done, performed, delivered, etc., at once or without delay:

    a prompt reply.

  2. quick to act or respond.

  3. punctual.

  4. (v.t.)to induce (someone) to action.

  5. to occasion or inspire (an act).

  6. to assist (a speaker or performer) by suggesting something to be said, offering a missed cue, etc.

  7. (n.)a limit of time given for payment for merchandise purchased. the contract setting the time limit.

  8. the act of prompting.

  9. something serving to suggest or remind.

  10. a symbol or message on a computer screen requesting more information or indicating readiness to accept instructions.

    Category: Computers

Origin of prompt:

1300–50; (v.) ME < ML prōmptāre to incite, L: to distribute, freq. of prōmere to bring out =prō-pro -1+(e)mere to take, buy; (adj.) late ME < L promptus ready, prompt, orig. ptp. of prōmere


Princeton's WordNet

  1. promptness, promptitude(noun)

    the characteristic of doing things without delay

  2. punctuality, promptness(noun)

    the quality or habit of adhering to an appointed time


  1. promptness(Noun)

    The habit or characteristic of doing things without delay.

  2. promptness(Noun)

    The habit of adhering to a designated time.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Promptness(noun)

    promptitude; readiness; quickness of decision or action

  2. Promptness(noun)

    cheerful willingness; alacrity

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