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Definition of Punctual
PunctualPunctual Punc"tu*al, a. [F. ponctuel (cf. Sp. puntual, It.
puntuale), from L. punctum point. See Point.]
1. Consisting in a point; limited to a point; unextended.
[R.] ``This punctual spot.' --Milton.
The theory of the punctual existence of the soul. --
2. Observant of nice points; punctilious; precise.
Punctual to tediousness in all that he relates. --
So much on punctual niceties they stand. --C. Pitt.
3. Appearing or done at, or adhering exactly to, a regular or
an appointed time; precise; prompt; as, a punctual man; a
punctual payment. ``The race of the undeviating and
punctual sun.' --Cowper.
These sharp strokes [of a pendulum], with their
inexorably steady intersections, so agree with our
successive thoughts that they seem like the punctual
stops counting off our very souls into the past. --
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