from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being punctual.
  • noun Adherence to the exact time of meeting one's obligations or performing one's duties; especially, the fact or habit of promptness in attendance or in fulfilling appointments.
  • noun The character of being, or existence in, a point.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being punctual; especially, adherence to the exact time of an engagement; exactness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being punctual

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality or habit of adhering to an appointed time


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