But, over time, it reduces our communications to their most basic and transactional.
Politics is often transactional in just this way, especially on issues of spending.
He is pragmatic and transactional, doing whatever is needed to solve the problem at hand.
mid-15c., "the adjustment of a dispute, a negotiated agreement," from Middle French transaction, from Latin transactionem (nominative transactio) "an agreement, accomplishment," from past participle stem of transigere "accomplish, drive or carry through," from trans- "through" + agere "to drive" (see act). Meaning "a piece of business" is attested from 1640s.