punctuality

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌpʌŋktʃʊˈælɪti/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌpʌŋktʃuˈælɪti/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(pungk′cho̅o̅ ali tē)



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
punc•tu•al•i•ty  (pungk′cho̅o̅ ali tē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the quality or state of being punctual.
  2. strict observance in keeping engagements;
    promptness.
  • punctual + -ity 1610–20

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
punc•tu•al /ˈpʌŋktʃuəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. being on time; prompt:He was always punctual for meetings.
punc•tu•al•i•ty /ˌpʌŋktʃuˈælɪti/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
punc•tu•al•ly, adv. See -punct-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
punc•tu•al  (pungkcho̅o̅ əl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. strictly observant of an appointed or regular time;
    not late;
    prompt.
  2. made, occurring, etc., at the scheduled or proper time:punctual payment.
  3. pertaining to or of the nature of a point.
  4. punctilious.
punctu•al•ly, adv. 
punctu•al•ness, n. 
  • Medieval Latin pūnctuālis of a point, equivalent. to Latin pūnctu(s) a point, a pricking (pung(ere) to prick + -tus suffix of verb, verbal action) + -ālis -al1; see pungent
  • Middle English 1350–1400

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