Punctual

Definition of Punctual

Punc´tu`al
a.1.Consisting in a point; limited to a point; unextended.
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.
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.

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