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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
References in classic literature ?
Time went on, however, and he was invariably punctual and industrious.
United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company.
The Fourth arrived, and punctual Paul Came, with his legal friend, at noon.
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.
She was punctual to the rendezvous, and shouts of welcome greeted her on all sides, as her pale beams shone gracefully in the clear heavens.
It was presumed that a sense of their true interests, and a regard to the dictates of good faith, would be found sufficient pledges for the punctual performance of the duty of the members to the federal head.
As all the States are equally represented in the Senate, and by men the most able and the most willing to promote the interests of their constituents, they will all have an equal degree of influence in that body, especially while they continue to be careful in appointing proper persons, and to insist on their punctual attendance.
As well and as punctual as ever, not a day behind time
Collins was punctual to his time, and was received with great politeness by the whole family.
He doesn't reach Chalk-Newton till six, even if the train should be punctual, and ten miles of country-road, five of them in Crimmercrock Lane, are not jogged over in a hurry by our old horse.
As far as he knew Rachel was inclined to be punctual, but he could not remember that he had ever seen her with a pen in her hand.
Mosey, Doctor Allday entered his consulting-room, punctual to the hour at which he was accustomed to receive patients.