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punc·tu·al

 (pŭngk′cho͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Acting or arriving exactly at the time appointed; prompt.
2. Paid or accomplished at or by the appointed time.
3. Precise; exact.
4. Confined to or having the nature of a point in space.
5. Linguistics Of, related to, or being the verbal aspect that expresses momentary action or action considered as having no temporal duration.

[Middle English, sharp-pointed, from Medieval Latin pūnctuālis, from Latin pūnctum, point, from neuter past participle of pungere, to prick; see pungent.]

punc′tu·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē), punc′tu·al·ness (-əl-nĭs) n.
punc′tu·al·ly adv.

punctual

(ˈpʌŋktjʊəl)
adj
1. arriving or taking place at an arranged time; prompt
2. (of a person) having the characteristic of always keeping to arranged times, as for appointments, meetings, etc
3. obsolete precise; exact; apposite
4. (Mathematics) maths consisting of or confined to a point in space
[C14: from Medieval Latin punctuālis concerning detail, from Latin punctum point]
ˌpunctuˈality n
ˈpunctually adv

punc•tu•al

(ˈpʌŋk tʃu əl)

adj.
1. arriving, acting, or happening at the time or times appointed; prompt.
2. pertaining to or of the nature of a point.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin pūnctuālis of a point, derivative of Latin pūnctu(s) a point]
punc`tu•al′i•ty, n.
punc′tu•al•ly, adv.

punctual

- From Latin punctum, "point," it can mean "pertaining to punctuation," or "of or relating to a point in space."
See also related terms for punctuation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.punctual - acting or arriving or performed exactly at the time appointed; "she expected guests to be punctual at meals"; "he is not a particularly punctual person"; "punctual payment"
unpunctual - not punctual; after the appointed time

punctual

adjective on time, timely, early, prompt, strict, exact, precise, in good time, on the dot, seasonable He's always very punctual. I'll see if he's here yet.
late, behind, delayed, overdue, belated, tardy, unpunctual, behindhand

punctual

adjective
Occurring, acting, or performed exactly at the time appointed:
Idioms: at the dot, on time.
Translations
دَقِيقدَقيق، مُراعٍ للمَواعيد
dochvilný
punktligpræcis
täsmällinen
točan
stundvís
時間厳守の
시간을 엄수하는
punktualumaspunktualus
precīzspunktuāls
dochvíľny
točen
punktlig
ที่ตรงต่อเวลา
đúng giờ

punctual

[ˈpʌŋktjʊəl] ADJpuntual
you're very punctual (now) → llegaste en punto; (usually) → siempre llegas puntual
"please be punctual""se ruega la mayor puntualidad"

punctual

[ˈpʌŋktʃʊəl] adj [person] → ponctuel(le); [train, service] → ponctuel(le)

punctual

adjpünktlich; to be punctualpünktlich kommen

punctual

[ˈpʌŋktjʊəl] adj (person) → puntuale; (train) → in orario

punctual

(ˈpaŋktʃuəl) adjective
arriving etc on time; not late. Please be punctual for your appointment; She's a very punctual person.
ˌpunctuˈality (-ˈӕ-) noun
ˈpunctually adverb
on time. He arrived punctually.

punctual

دَقِيق dochvilný punktlig pünktlich συνεπής puntual täsmällinen ponctuel točan puntuale 時間厳守の 시간을 엄수하는 punctueel punktlig punktualny pontual пунктуальный punktlig ที่ตรงต่อเวลา zamanında đúng giờ 准时的
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It can't last for ever, thank God, and his Ramadan only comes once a year; and I don't believe it's very punctual then.
As the clock struck eleven we were at the door, for Jerry was always punctual.
Within, he will remember wide, clean rooms, where nothing ever seems to be doing or going to be done, where everything is once and forever rigidly in place, and where all household arrangements move with the punctual exactness of the old clock in the corner.
Every body was punctual, every body in their best looks: not a tear, and hardly a long face to be seen.
Harris was punctual in his second visit;-- but he came to be disappointed in his hopes of what the last would produce.
This is all very provoking to Miss Scatcherd, who is naturally neat, punctual, and particular.
I was always punctual at the office; at the Doctor's too: and I really did work, as the common expression is, like a cart-horse.
She made a strong attempt to compose herself, and stammered that he was as punctual as ever.
All was wild and solitary, and one might have declared it a scene untrodden by the foot of man, but for the telegraph posts and small piles of broken "macadam" at punctual intervals, and the ginger-beer bottles and paper bags of local confectioners that lent an air of civilisation to the road.
I have ordered them to be punctual with the luncheon.
The prince was punctual, and was received in the private apartment, when, having ordered her attendants to withdraw, the princess took from a small box the talisman, and, handing it to Camaralzaman, said: "Not long ago an astrologer gave me this talisman.
he was punctual in the performance of the least religious duties; and he must have believed in his own oracular sign, of which he seemed to have an internal witness.