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"punctual" in British English

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punctualadjective

uk   /ˈpʌŋk.tʃu.əl/ us   /ˈpʌŋk.tʃu.əl/
punctuality
noun [U] uk   /ˌpʌnk.tʃuˈæl.ə.ti/ us   /ˌpʌnk.tʃuˈæl.ə.t̬i/
Punctuality has never been his strong point.
punctually
adverb uk   /ˈpʌŋk.tʃu.ə.li/ us   /ˈpʌŋk.tʃu.ə.li/
The meeting started punctually at 10.00 a.m.
(Definition of punctual from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"punctual" in American English

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punctualadjective

us   /ˈpʌŋk·tʃu·əl/
arriving, doing something, or happening at the expected or correct time; not late: Please try to be punctual, so we can start the meeting on time.
punctuality
noun [U] us   /ˌpʌŋk·tʃuˈæl·ɪ·t̬i/
He’s obsessive about punctuality.
punctually
adverb us   /ˈpʌŋk·tʃu·ə·li/
We arrived punctually at 8.
(Definition of punctual from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"punctual" in Business English

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punctualadjective

uk   /ˈpʌŋktʃuəl/ us  
WORKPLACE arriving at the time that has been agreed: The successful candidate will be efficient, neat, and punctual.be punctual for sth Please try and be punctual for the meeting.
happening at the time that has been agreed: punctual payment/service/delivery We are committed to providing a punctual and reliable service.
(Definition of punctual from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “punctual”
in Korean 시간을 엄수하는…
in Arabic دَقيق…
in Malaysian tepat pd masanya…
in French ponctuel…
in Russian пунктуальный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 準時的,守時的…
in Italian puntuale…
in Turkish dakik…
in Polish punktualny…
in Spanish puntual…
in Vietnamese đúng giờ…
in Portuguese pontual…
in Thai ตรงเวลา…
in German pünktlich…
in Catalan puntual…
in Japanese 時間を守る, 時間に厳しい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 准时的,守时的…
in Indonesian tepat waktu…
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