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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Transaction  \Trans*ac"tion\,  n.  [L.  transactio,  fr  transigere 
  transactum  to  drive  through  carry  through  accomplish, 
  transact;  trans  across  over  +  agere  to  drive;  cf  F. 
  transaction.  See  {Act},  {Agent}.] 
  1.  The  doing  or  performing  of  any  business;  management  of  any 
  affair;  performance. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  done  an  affair;  as  the  transactions  on  the 
  exchange. 
 
  3.  (Civil  Law)  An  adjustment  of  a  dispute  between  parties  by 
  mutual  agreement. 
 
  {Transaction  of  a  society},  the  published  record  of  what  it 
  has  done  or  accomplished. 
 
  Syn:  Proceeding;  action  process. 
 
  Usage:  {Transaction},  {Proceeding}.  A  transaction  is 
  something  already  done  and  completed;  a  proceeding  is 
  either  something  which  is  now  going  on  or  if  ended, 
  is  still  contemplated  with  reference  to  its  progress 
  or  successive  stages. 
 
  Note:  ``  We  the  word  proceeding  in  application  to  an  affray 
  in  the  street,  and  the  word  transaction  to  some 
  commercial  negotiation  that  has  been  carried  on  between 
  certain  persons.  The  proceeding  marks  the  manner  of 
  proceeding,  as  when  we  speak  of  the  proceedings  in  a 
  court  of  law.  The  transaction  marks  the  business 
  transacted;  as  the  transactions  on  the  Exchange.'' 
  --Crabb. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  transaction 
  n  :  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"  [syn:  {dealing},  {dealings}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  transaction 
 
  A  unit  of  interaction  with  a  {DBMS}  or  similar  system.  It 
  must  be  treated  in  a  coherent  and  reliable  way  independent  of 
  other  transactions.  See  {atomic}. 
 
 




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