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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.
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Adv.1.punctually - at the proper time; "she was duly apprised of the raise"

punctually

adverb promptly, exactly, dead on, sharp, precisely, on time, at the right time, to the minute, bag on (time) (informal) My guests arrived punctually at eight.
Translations
في المَوعِد بالضَّبْط
přesněvčas
stundvíslega
točno

punctually

[ˈpʌŋktjʊəlɪ] ADVpuntualmente, en punto
the bus arrived punctuallyel autobús llegó puntualmente or a la hora
punctually at six o'clocka las seis en punto

punctually

[ˈpʌŋktʃʊəli] adv [arrive, appear, deliver] → ponctuellement
punctually at 6 o'clock → à 6 heures précises
It will start punctually at 6 → Cela commencera à 6 heures précises.

punctually

advpünktlich

punctually

[ˈpʌŋktjʊəlɪ] adv (see adj) → puntualmente, in orario
it will start punctually at 6 → comincerà alle 6 precise or in punto

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.
References in classic literature ?
At day-break, the three mast-heads were punctually manned afresh.
She always collected her half of his pension punctually, and he was always at the haunted house to have a chat with her on these occasions.
Saturday being a holiday, they were going to have the old white horse, drive to North Riverboro three miles away, eat a twelve o'clock dinner with Emma Jane's cousins, and be back at four o'clock punctually.
Woodhouse had so completely made up his mind to the visit, that in spite of the increasing coldness, he seemed to have no idea of shrinking from it, and set forward at last most punctually with his eldest daughter in his own carriage, with less apparent consciousness of the weather than either of the others; too full of the wonder of his own going, and the pleasure it was to afford at Randalls to see that it was cold, and too well wrapt up to feel it.
The upper teachers now punctually resumed their posts: but still, all seemed to wait.
Come punctually at seven, "he whispered, "and pray wear that charming hat
My dear Copperfield,' cried Traddles, punctually appearing at my door, in spite of all these obstacles, 'how do you do?
I respect my father more--I mean I despise him less--for doing his own sweating and filching than I do the sensitive sluggards and cowards who lent him their money to sweat and filch with, and asked no questions provided the interest was paid punctually.
Knowing that those orders are without appeal, and always punctually executed, I prepared myself to receive the correction I was threatened with, but unexpectedly found the people so charitable as to lend me the money.
I will come very punctually, my dear Ribby," wrote Duchess; and then at the end she added--"I hope it isn't mouse?
It is of high importance to the peace of America that she observe the laws of nations towards all these powers, and to me it appears evident that this will be more perfectly and punctually done by one national government than it could be either by thirteen separate States or by three or four distinct confederacies.
Had the States complied punctually with the articles of Confederation, or could their compliance have been enforced by as peaceable means as may be used with success towards single persons, our past experience is very far from countenancing an opinion, that the State governments would have lost their constitutional powers, and have gradually undergone an entire consolidation.