of or relating to the process of conducting business: A leading authority on ethical issues in commercial practice, she has designed classes and materials to teach students transactional skills.
of or relating to personal or social interaction characterized by mutual influence and exchange: The teacher questioned each pair of students in turn about the transactional nature of the role play—how their partner's statements or behavior shaped their own.
of or relating to an attitude in which personal interaction revolves around cost and benefit: There is a shift toward a more transactional relationship between a synagogue and its congregants, where the focus is often on dues and program fees.
- trans·ac·tion·al·ly, adverb
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How to use transactional in a sentence
The sale marks a conclusion for the dissolution of Wirecard “despite unfavorable conditions,” Michael Jaffe, the insolvency lawyer handling the transactions, said in a statement.Santander buys assets from Wirecard, as failed payments company is wound down | kdunn6 | November 17, 2020 | Fortune
Seiyu Chief Executive Officer Lionel Desclee will stay in his role through the transaction and then take a new position within Walmart.Walmart is retreating from its effort to crack Japan’s retail market | Claire Zillman, reporter | November 16, 2020 | Fortune
Getting closer to the transactions, either by allowing publishers to highlight specific products or deep-link into retailers’ apps, could help by creating a better user experience, Newman said.‘Curating around themes and verticals’: How Flipboard hopes to nurture more shopping on its platform | Max Willens | November 16, 2020 | Digiday
The state funds from SB 2 come from a $75 filing fee added to certain real estate transaction documents and have been slowly trickling to counties and cities across the state since Atkins passed the bill in 2017.Sacramento Report: 5 Questions for San Diego’s New Assemblyman | Voice of San Diego | November 13, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Although the FTC investigated and approved two of Facebook’s biggest deals — the acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp — it has the authority to revisit past transactions and go to court to unwind them if it determines they were anticompetitive.FTC Chair issues antitrust warning as Facebook awaits decision | Verne Kopytoff | November 12, 2020 | Fortune
Sex, then, is not wholly experiential but at least partially transactional.Have Sperm, Will Travel: The ‘Natural Inseminators’ Helping Women Avoid the Sperm Bank | Elizabeth Picciuto | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Open and transparent transactional markets also make it easier for sex workers to share information and vet potential clients.
That's the point of transactional politicians; they do transactions.
But, over time, it reduces our communications to their most basic and transactional.Wired Executives Find that Disconnecting Can Help Spur Creativity | Beth Comstock | October 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Politics is often transactional in just this way, especially on issues of spending.Fiscal Cliff Vote Fails Due to Republican Theology on Taxes | Daniel Gross | December 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
There was a rigid transactional probity, it seems to say; there was also a high tide of inspiration.Italian Hours | Henry James