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Punctual vs. Punctuation

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Punctualadjective

Prompt; on time.

Punctuationnoun

A set of symbols and marks which are used to clarify meaning in text by separating strings of words into clauses, phrases and sentences.

Punctualadjective

(of an event) Happening at the appointed time

Punctuationnoun

An act of punctuating.

Punctualadjective

(of a person) Acting at the appointed time

‘Luis is never late; he's the most punctual person I know.’;

Punctuationnoun

The act or art of punctuating or pointing a writing or discourse; the art or mode of dividing literary composition into sentences, and members of a sentence, by means of points, so as to elucidate the author's meaning.

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Punctualadjective

(mathematics) Existing as a point or series of points

Punctuationnoun

something that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions

Punctualadjective

(linguistics) Expressing momentary action that has no duration

Punctuationnoun

the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases

Punctualadjective

Periodic; occasional.

‘The management of the above mentioned feed sectors is subject to close co-operation with the Member States through ... punctual expert groups meetings where appropriate.’;

Punctuationnoun

the use of certain marks to clarify meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases

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Punctualadjective

(dated) Observing trivial points; punctilious.

Punctuation

Punctuation (or sometimes interpunction) is the use of spacing, conventional signs (called punctuation marks), and certain typographical devices as aids to the understanding and correct reading of written text, whether read silently or aloud. Another description is, In written English, punctuation is vital to disambiguate the meaning of sentences.

‘It is the practice, action, or system of inserting points or other small marks into texts in order to aid interpretation; division of text into sentences, clauses, etc., by means of such marks.’;

Punctualadjective

Consisting in a point; limited to a point; unextended.

‘The theory of the punctual existence of the soul.’;

Punctualadjective

Observant of nice points; punctilious; precise.

‘Punctual to tediousness in all that he relates.’; ‘So much on punctual niceties they stand.’;

Punctualadjective

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.’;

Punctualadjective

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’;

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Punctualadjective

happening or doing something at the agreed or proper time

‘he's the sort of man who's always punctual’;

Punctualadjective

denoting or relating to an action that takes place at a particular point in time.

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