• WordNet 3.6
    • n transaction the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities) "no transactions are possible without him","he has always been honest is his dealings with me"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Transaction (Civil Law) An adjustment of a dispute between parties by mutual agreement.
    • Transaction That which is done; an affair; as, the transactions on the exchange.
    • Transaction The doing or performing of any business; management of any affair; performance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n transaction The management or settlement of an affair; a doing or performing: as, the transaction of business.
    • n transaction A completed or settled matter or item of business; a matter or affair either completed or in course of completion: as, a transaction of questionable honesty.
    • n transaction plural The reports or publications containing the several papers or abstracts of papers, speeches, discussions, etc., which have been read or delivered at the meetings of certain learned societies. Those of the Royal Society of London are known as the Philosophical Transactions.
    • n transaction In civil law, an adjustment of a dispute between parties by mutual agreement; the extinguishing of an obligation by an agreement by which each party consents to forego part of his claims in order to close the matter finally. It pre-supposes that each of the parties incurs some loss, otherwise the arrangement rather belongs to the class of donations. Amos.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Transaction act of transacting: management of any affair: an affair:
    • ns Transaction (pl.) the reports or publications of certain learned societies
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  • Richard Whately
    “In our judgment of human transactions, the law of optics is reversed, we see most dimly the objects which are close around us.”
  • Victor Hugo
    “He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.”
  • Jacques Barzun
    Jacques Barzun
    “In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principal.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Seldom in the business and transactions of ordinary life, do we find the sympathy we want.”
  • Victor Hugo
    “He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out the plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. transactio, fr. transigere, transactum, to drive through, carry through, accomplish, transact; trans, across, over + agere, to drive; cf. F. transaction,. See Act Agent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. transactum, pa.p. of transigĕretrans, through, agĕre, carry on.


In literature:

He and his son were the chief managers in those transactions.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
I will now call your Lordships' attention to other letters connected with this transaction.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
A bank agreed to take care of the shipments and the whole transaction was quickly concluded.
"The War After the War" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson
I had a little clandestine transaction with Madame En-Noor to-day.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
While these things were transacting in England, the war against the Indians was prosecuted in the colony, with vigour and success.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 (of 5)" by John Marshall
The papers of General Washington furnished allusions to the transaction, but no particular account of it.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 (of 5)" by John Marshall
Mr. Loudon laughed a good deal at the transaction, but he told Harry that there was no reason why he should not charge for those telegrams.
"What Might Have Been Expected" by Frank R. Stockton
Thus Europe saw, in the first transaction of this reign, the genius and capacity of the queen and her ministers.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part D. From Elizabeth to James I." by David Hume
The great ornament of history, during these reigns, are the civil, not the military transactions.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
It was very clear that the City suspected something wrong in the transaction.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

Then hither turn--yon waving grass
And mouldering stones will show ;
For these transactions came to pass
A hundred years ago.
"A Town" by Jane Taylor
And world-wide Christendom at large,
Stands waiting for your action;
And God, who shaped your fleeting barge,
Has with you a transaction.
"Class Valedictorian" by Frank Barbour Coffin
'Tis not in mortal man to paint
The damning scenes transacted there,
At thought of which the heart grows faint
And clouds the brow with dark despair.
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
What speak you of?--your wares?
My sister shall be called to bargain with you
For them (so much for the sly listener), I
Have nothing to transact now with the merchant.
"Nathan The Wise - Act III" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
I watch you with a patient satisfaction,
Well pleased to discount your predestined luck;
The float that figures in your sly transaction
Will carry back a goose, but not a duck.
"My Aviary" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Shou'd Satan tempt thee, in the gloom of night,
The secret works of darkness to transact —
Tell him, that God, who is the source of light,
With his all-seeing eyes surveys each fact.
"Advice, To Guard Against The Temptations Of The Devil " by Rees Prichard

In news:

He's already bartered from a $700 truck to a $5000 SUV in just four transactions.
Photo courtesy Blackboard Inc. David Marr is president of Blackboard Transact.
The transaction is scheduled to close on January 31.
Stockbroker's Outside Business Activity Becomes FINRA Private Securities Transaction.
The transaction involves about 7,000 customers in Beaufort.
Electronic Web-based Credit and Debit Card Transactions.
The terms and conditions of the transaction were not disclosed.
Ni, "Analytic Models of Cyclic Service Systems and their Application to Token-Passing Local Networks," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol 37, no 10, pp 1224-1234, October, 1988.
A bank teller had a million reasons to deny this transaction.
Girardin and More Côte d'Or Real-Estate Transactions.
The transaction is expected to be completed on or about July 1, 2006.
The transaction is expected to close within a month, subject to court and regulatory approvals.
The transaction will better enable Houghton to provide its global technology and application capabilities to a broader customer base.
Do you think entering royalty and revenue monetization transactions is a good strategy for a cash-strapped firm.
Multifamily Market's Nascent Recovery Will Drive Up Pricing, Transactions.

In science:

Chatterjee, On decimal sequences. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol.
A DHT Based Measure of Randomness
Macchi, The fermion process–a model of stochastic point process with repulsive points, pp.391–398 in Transactions of the Seventh Prague Conference on Information Theory, Statistical Decision Functions, Random Processes and of the Eighth European Meeting of Statisticians (Tech.
Large Deviation Principle for Non-Interacting Boson Random Point Processes
Vicente, K. J. 2000. “HCI in the Global Knowledge-Based Economy: Designing to Support Worker Adaptation,” ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, (7:2), June, pp.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
Tsitsiklis, “On distributed averaging algorithms and quantization effects,” 2009, to appear in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
On Ergodicity, Infinite Flow and Consensus in Random Models
This method distorts the items within each transaction and ensures a higher level of data privacy in comparison to the previous approaches.
An Improved Approach to High Level Privacy Preserving Itemset Mining