From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpunctualpunc‧tu‧al /ˈpʌŋktʃuəl/ adjective formal 🔊 🔊 ON TIMEarriving, happening, or being done at exactly the time that has been arranged syn on time 🔊 She’s always very punctual for appointments. 🔊 the punctual payment of invoices —punctually adverb —punctuality /ˌpʌŋktʃuˈæləti/ noun [uncountable]
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punctual• Dinner is served at seven: please try to be punctual.• They containpunctualalterations of specifictexts, and they stage the confrontation between two or more voices.• He ensures that deliveries are punctual and accounts paid on time.• They're invariably punctual, because one of their men works there and has been put in funds in advance.• Drew became less punctual, he muffed his lines, and was often replaced by an understudy.• She was absolutely punctual herself, thrifty about her own time.• We've always been punctual in paying our rent.• Republicans are more punctual, make lists, dress better.• Michael's a very punctual, reliableworker.• The cities with their canals and punctualtrams are among the most pleasant and orderly in the world.• Our clients are usually punctual -- you would be too if you were paying $10 a minute.From Longman Business Dictionarypunctualpunc‧tu‧al /ˈpʌŋktʃuəl/ adjectivearriving, happening, or being done at exactly the time that was arrangedShe’s always very punctual for her appointments. —punctually adverbThe court session started punctually at 9:00 am.