1Happening or doing something at the agreed or proper time; on time: he’s the sort of man who’s always punctual
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- While they are super-fast, comfortable, punctual and convenient, the Shinkansen trains are not cheap.
- I had some dealings with him, and to my amazement, he never agreed to a discount and was always punctual in meeting delivery deadlines.
- Ragweed hay fever has a short, punctuated, and punctual season.
Late 17th century: from medieval Latin punctualis, from Latin punctum 'a point'.
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