Punctuality



[puhngk-choo-al-i-tee] /ˌpʌŋk tʃuˈæl ɪ ti/

noun
1.
the quality or state of being .
2.
strict observance in keeping engagements; promptness.
n.

“exactness,” 1610s; see punctual + -ity. Meaning “promptness” is from 1777.

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