- 1Happening or doing something at the agreed or proper time: he’s the sort of man who’s always punctualMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2 Grammar Denoting or relating to an action that takes place at a particular point in time. Contrasted with durative.
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- The firm will initially use the upgraded lines to improve punctuality, with delayed trains being able to speed up to meet the existing timetable.
- The Strategic Rail Authority was set up to meet targets for growth in passenger numbers and improvements in punctuality.
- McLean hoots again as she tells the story of how she had come over all grande dame and lectured her younger colleagues about the importance of punctuality.
late 17th century: from medieval Latin punctualis, from Latin punctum 'a point'.