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transaction

[tran-sak-shuh n, -zak-] /trænˈsæk ʃən, -ˈzæk-/
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
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin trānsāctiōn- (stem of trānsāctiō) completion, transaction. See transact, -ion
Related forms
transactional, adjective
transactionally, adverb
pretransaction, noun
Synonyms
2. deal, bargain, enterprise, venture, affair.
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Examples for transactional
  • 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.
  • We want to move to a world where people use charge cards for transactional purposes, and personal loans for credit purposes.
  • It's not merely a flight to safety but a flight from transactional risk.
  • Not to mention transactional costs with the paperwork.
  • It also became apparent that while the upfront costs had gone down, transactional ones went up.
  • My practice has included transactional law as well as courtroom practice.
  • Cuevas is experienced as a litigator and as a transactional lawyer.
British Dictionary definitions for transactional

transaction

/trænˈzækʃən/
noun
1.
something that is transacted, esp a business deal or negotiation
2.
the act of transacting or the state of being transacted
3.
(pl) 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
Derived Forms
transactional, adjective
transactionally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for transactional
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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