transaction

[tran-sak-shuhn, -zak-]
noun
1.
the act of transacting or the fact of being transacted.
2.
an instance or process of transacting something.
3.
something that is transacted, especially a business agreement.
4.
Psychology. an interaction of an individual with one or more other persons, especially as influenced by their assumed relational roles of parent, child, or adult.
5.
transactions, the published records of the proceedings, as papers read, addresses delivered, or discussions, at the meetings of a learned society or the like.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Latin trānsāctiōn- (stem of trānsāctiō) completion, transaction. See transact, -ion

transactional, adjective
transactionally, adverb
pretransaction, noun


2. deal, bargain, enterprise, venture, affair.
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transaction (trænˈzækʃən)
 
n
1.  something that is transacted, esp a business deal or negotiation
2.  the act of transacting or the state of being transacted
3.  (plural) the published records of the proceedings of a society, conference, etc
4.  (in business computing) the act of obtaining and paying for an item or service
5.  (in general computing) the transmission and processing of an item of data
 
trans'actional
 
adj
 
trans'actionally
 
adv

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transaction
c.1460, "the adjustment of a dispute," from M.Fr. transaction, from L. transactionem (nom. transactio) "an agreement, accomplishment," from transactus, pp. of transigere "accomplish, drive or carry through," from trans- "through" + agere "to drive" (see act). Meaning "a piece
of business" is attested from 1647. The verb transact is first recorded 1584.
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Example sentences
Some prior contact is much better than simply forming transactional
  relationships on the fly.
Let us fashion a transformational existence, not merely a transactional one.
We are all commodities now, and destined in time to function as machines in a
  purely transactional system of use values.
In a perfect world, transactional attorneys would make all the money and there
  would be little or no litigation.
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