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before the deadline; by the stated time. Please make sure that your essays are completed on time. My taxes were not done on time, so I had to pay a penalty.
1. Punctually, according to schedule, as in I hope the plane will be on time. [Early 1800s]
2. By paying in installments, on credit, as in They are buying their car on time. The time here refers to the designated period in which payments must be made. [Mid-1800s]
1. According to schedule; punctual or punctually.
2. By paying in installments.