[ tran-sak-shuhn, -zak- ]
/ trænˈsæk ʃən, -ˈzæk- /


the act of transacting or the fact of being transacted.
an instance or process of transacting something.
something that is transacted, especially a business agreement.
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.
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 of transaction

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

OTHER WORDS FROM transaction

trans·ac·tion·al, adjectivetrans·ac·tion·al·ly, adverbpre·trans·ac·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for transaction

/ (trænˈzækʃən) /


something that is transacted, esp a business deal or negotiation
the act of transacting or the state of being transacted
(plural) the published records of the proceedings of a society, conference, etc
(in business computing) the act of obtaining and paying for an item or service
(in general computing) the transmission and processing of an item of data

Derived forms of transaction

transactional, adjectivetransactionally, adverb
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