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  • Punctuality — is the characteristic of being able to complete a required task or fulfill an obligation before or at a previously designated time. There is often an understanding that a small amount of lateness is acceptable; commonly ten or fifteen minutes in… …   Wikipedia

  • punctuality — UK US /ˌpʌnktʃuˈæləti/ noun [U] ► the habit of arriving or happening at the time that has been agreed: »There is a bonus scheme for employees who show good performance and punctuality …   Financial and business terms

  • Punctuality — Punc tu*al i*ty, n. [Cf. F. ponctualit[ e].] The quality or state of being punctual; especially, adherence to the exact time of an engagement; exactness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • punctuality — index dispatch (promptness), regularity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • punctuality — exactness, 1610s; see PUNCTUAL (Cf. punctual) + ITY (Cf. ity) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Punctuality — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Punctuality >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 punctuality punctuality promptness immediateness PARAG:Punctuality >V GRP: V 1 Sgm: V 1 be prompt be prompt be on time be in time Sgm: V 1 arrive on time arrive on tim …   English dictionary for students

  • punctuality — n. punctuality in * * * [ˌpʌŋktʃʊ ælɪtɪ] punctuality in …   Combinatory dictionary

  • punctuality — punctual ► ADJECTIVE ▪ happening or keeping to the appointed time. DERIVATIVES punctuality noun punctually adverb. ORIGIN Latin punctualis, from punctum a point …   English terms dictionary

  • punctuality — noun see punctual …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • punctuality — /pungk chooh al i tee/, n. 1. the quality or state of being punctual. 2. strict observance in keeping engagements; promptness. [1610 20; PUNCTUAL + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

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