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English definition of “punctual”

punctual

adjective     /ˈpʌŋk.tju.əl/
arriving , doing something, or happening at the expected , correct time ; not late: a punctual start to the meeting He's fairly punctual (= he usually arrives on time ).At the right time punctuality     /ˌpʌnk.tjuˈæl.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ə.t̬i/ noun [U] Punctuality has never been his strong point .At the right time punctually     /-ə.li/ adverb The meeting started punctually at 10.00 a.m. At the right time
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