Payment vs Transaction - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between payment and transaction

is that payment is (uncountable) the act of paying while transaction is the act of conducting or carrying out (business, negotiations, plans).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (uncountable) The act of paying.
  • (countable) A sum of money paid in exchange for goods or services.
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    Derived terms

    * down payment * grease payment * lubrication payment * payment in kind



    (en noun)
  • The act of conducting or carrying out (business, negotiations, plans).
  • A deal or business agreement.
  • An exchange or trade, as of ideas, money, goods, etc.
  • (finance) The transfer of funds into, out of, or from an account.
  • (computing) An atomic operation; a message, data modification, or other procedure that is guaranteed to perform completely or not at all (e.g. a database transaction).
  • (especially in plural) A record of the proceedings of a learned society
  • See also

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