transaction Definition

  • 1an instance of buying or selling something; a business deal
  • 2the process of conducting business, especially on an exchange

Using transaction: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "transaction" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The transaction was completed smoothly.

  • Example

    I need to make a transaction at the bank.

  • Example

    The company reported a record number of transactions this quarter.

  • Example

    The transaction fee for this service is $5.

transaction Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for transaction

Antonyms for transaction

  • nontransaction
  • nondeal

Idioms Using transaction

  • during the process of conducting a business deal


    In the course of the transaction, we discovered some unexpected issues with the property.

  • a transaction that has little or no impact or importance


    It was just a transaction of no consequence, so I didn't pay much attention to it.

  • a transaction that is currently taking place


    Please wait until the current transaction is complete before starting a new one.

Phrases with transaction

  • a transaction in which payment is made in cash


    The store only accepts cash transactions.

  • a transaction that is conducted over the internet


    I prefer to do online transactions because they are more convenient.

  • a transaction that involves deception or illegal activity


    The bank detected a fraudulent transaction on my account and froze it immediately.

Origins of transaction

from Latin 'transactio', meaning 'a carrying across'


Summary: transaction in Brief

The term 'transaction' [trænˈzækʃən] refers to a business deal or the process of conducting business, often involving buying or selling. It can be used in phrases like 'cash transaction' or 'online transaction,' and idioms like 'in the course of a transaction.' 'Transaction' can also refer to a fraudulent or insignificant deal.

How do native speakers use this expression?