transaction

noun
trans·​ac·​tion | \ tran-ˈzak-shən How to pronounce transaction (audio) , tran(t)-ˈsak-\

Definition of transaction

1a : something transacted especially : an exchange or transfer of goods, services, or funds electronic transactions
b transactions plural : the often published record of the meeting of a society or association
2a : an act, process, or instance of transacting
b : a communicative action or activity involving two parties or things that reciprocally affect or influence each other

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Other Words from transaction

transactional \ tran-​ˈzak-​shnəl How to pronounce transactional (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl , tran(t)-​ˈsak-​ \ adjective

Synonyms for transaction

Synonyms

deal, sale, trade

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Examples of transaction in a Sentence

The entire transaction took place over the phone. a record of your recent banking transactions the transaction of business over the phone
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Recent Examples on the Web

Players from Alabama high schools and colleges who signed practice-squad contracts on Sunday, according to the NFL's Sunday night transaction report, included: · Fullback Khari Blasingame (Buckhorn) with the Minnesota Vikings. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "14 players with Alabama roots join NFL practice squads," 2 Sep. 2019 But the use of cryptocurrency to commit criminal transactions is becoming more common. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "Drugs, guns and murder for hire: Meet the Coloradans leading the world’s criminal investigations into the dark web," 31 Aug. 2019 Although stores and eateries may have power, credit-card and virtual cash transactions may be scuttled because of computer, internet and phone signal issues. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Hurricane Dorian food prep: Eating in and eating out before, during and after the storm," 29 Aug. 2019 When conservative leaders and voters embraced the Trump candidacy in 2016, many did so as a political transaction. John Hood, National Review, "New Nationalists Make Three Big Bets," 28 Aug. 2019 Signs posted on the retailer’s doors said that MoneyCenter transactions including check cashing will end Aug. 30, and the Walmart pharmacy will close Sept. 13. Bob Shaw, Twin Cities, "Walmart to close Midway store in St. Paul. Slow sales cited as factor.," 28 Aug. 2019 Information about the transaction was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation. Houston Chronicle, "Memorial Villages Police Department weekly report," 19 Aug. 2019 The details on this possible transaction are lacking. Cicero Estrella, The Mercury News, "Trump’s plan to buy Greenland: Do we want it to retire there, or are we flipping it to China?," 16 Aug. 2019 When Ross started and grew the company in the ’70s and ’80s, many developers were about transactions. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How the megadevelopment era shapes cities today," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of transaction

1632, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of transaction was in 1632

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transaction

noun

English Language Learners Definition of transaction

: a business deal : an occurrence in which goods, services, or money are passed from one person, account, etc., to another
: the act or process of doing business with another person, company, etc. : the act or process of transacting business

transaction

noun
trans·​ac·​tion | \ tran-ˈzak-shən How to pronounce transaction (audio) \

Kids Definition of transaction

1 : a business deal
2 transactions plural : the record of the meeting of a club or organization

transaction

noun
trans·​ac·​tion | \ tran-ˈzak-shən, -ˈsak- How to pronounce transaction (audio) \

Legal Definition of transaction

1 : something transacted especially : an exchange or transfer of goods, services, or funds
2a : an act, process, or instance of transacting
b : an action or activity involving two parties or things that reciprocally affect or influence each other
3 in the civil law of Louisiana : an onerous contract that is intended by the parties to prevent or end actual or possible litigation and in which they make reciprocal concessions — compare accord, satisfaction

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