- 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
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Examples from the Web for transactional
That's the point of transactional politicians; they do transactions.The Dems’ Fork in the Road
November 12, 2013
But, over time, it reduces our communications to their most basic and transactional.Wired Executives Find that Disconnecting Can Help Spur Creativity
October 19, 2013
Politics is often transactional in just this way, especially on issues of spending.Fiscal Cliff Vote Fails Due to Republican Theology on Taxes
December 21, 2012
These contracts are transactional contracts, meaning they are amendable based on changes in program participation.JP Morgan’s Food Stamp Empire
October 1, 2012
He is pragmatic and transactional, doing whatever is needed to solve the problem at hand.The Anti-Reagan: Even A Hologram Of The Gipper Overshadows Mitt Romney
September 1, 2012
- 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
Word Origin and History for transactional
mid-15c., "the adjustment of a dispute, a negotiated agreement," from Middle French transaction, from Latin transactionem (nominative transactio) "an agreement, accomplishment," from past participle stem of transigere "accomplish, drive or carry through," from trans- "through" + agere "to drive" (see act). Meaning "a piece of business" is attested from 1640s.