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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 punc·tu·al /ˈpʌŋkʧəwəl, ʧəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Punc·tu·al a.
 1. Consisting in a point; limited to a point; unextended. [R.] “This punctual spot.”
    The theory of the punctual existence of the soul.   -- Krauth.
 2. Observant of nice points; punctilious; precise.
    Punctual to tediousness in all that he relates.   -- Bp. Burnet.
    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.”
    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.   -- J. Martineau.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : acting or arriving or performed exactly at the time
            appointed; "she expected guests to be punctual at
            meals"; "he is not a particularly punctual person";
            "punctual payment" [ant: unpunctual]