- Date: 1632
- 1 a : something transacted; especially : an exchange or transfer of goods, services, or funds <electronic transactions>
- b : a communicative action or activity involving two parties or things that reciprocally affect or influence each other
A transaction is an agreement, communication, or movement carried out between separate entities or objects, often involving the exchange of items of value, such as information, goods, services, and money.
A financial transaction is an event or condition under the contract between a buyer and a seller to exchange an asset for payment. In accounting, it is recognized by an entry in the books of account. It involves a change in the status of the finances of two or more businesses or individuals.