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"punctual" in British English

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punctualadjective

uk   us   /ˈpʌŋk.tju.əl/
punctuality
noun [U] uk   /ˌpʌnk.tjuˈæl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
Punctuality has never been his ​strongpoint.
punctually
adverb uk   us   /-ə.li/
The ​meetingstarted 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 ​correcttime; 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   us   /ˈpʌŋktʃuəl/
WORKPLACE arriving at the ​time that has been ​agreed: The ​successfulcandidate 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 ​reliableservice.
(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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