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    Lightbulb the transactional model

    Hello,
    What does 'transactional' mean in this context?I haven't ye found any matches

    Many theories and models about speech and communication
    exist. Today, I will introduce you to one model, the transactional
    model. Remember, this is only one model of many. Let’s begin
    with a few of the transactional model’s characteristics.
    First, as people, we try to create messages using all the stimuli
    (or information) from our present and past.

    http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dic.../transactional
    http://oaadonline.oxfordlearnersdict...ry/transaction

    Thanks.

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    Re: the transactional model

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Hello,
    What does 'transactional' mean in this context?I haven't ye found any matches

    ....
    ...any matches where? This search yields more than 24,000,000 hits!

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    Re: the transactional model

    Thanks for your reply.
    Any matches on the following link :
    http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dic.../transactional
    http://oaadonline.oxfordlearnersdict...ry/transaction
    which definition is correct?

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    Re: the transactional model

    You seem to be reading something that is introducing you to the subject. I imagine if you continue reading that, it will explain what it means by the term.

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    Re: the transactional model

    What's so special about those two sources? No dictionary can be as big as the language (there's a story somewhere about a map-maker who made a map of an empire [a Chinese emperor, in a piece by Borges I think] that was the size of the empire - the point being that without selecting things you can't create useful works of reference, but you also can't select things without omitting some). The first link does actually give a clue, in the 'Usage trends'. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the graph. Select 'last 50 years' to see a constant rise. Select 'last 300 years' to see nothing much happening for the first 250 of those years. (It's a marvellous toy! It's a shame that Collins hide it so far out of cursory sight. )

    The examples do include one reference that I think is relevant, but it doesn't use your phrase exactly:
    Through a process known as `structural analysis," transactional analysts describe the ego states that occur during a given transaction.
    Transactional analysts use the transactional model. But, as the usage graph shows, usage has grown massively of late. And if usage grows, the field of that usage must be widening. So the usage you're looking for may be a metaphorical usage a long way from that psychological use.

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    Re: the transactional model

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    You seem to be reading something that is introducing you to the subject. I imagine if you continue reading that, it will explain what it means by the term.

    You meant my method for reading is wrong?

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    Re: the transactional model

    Today, I will introduce you to one model, the transactional
    model.
    If I am reading something like the above sentence, I don't go running to a dictionary to define the term. I expect that an author giving me an introduction to a technical term will explain what it is he is talking about. Otherwise, it is not a very useful introduction, is it?

    I know in general that a "transaction" is some sort of exchange of something between two (or more) parties.

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    Re: the transactional model

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    If I am reading something like the above sentence, I don't go running to a dictionary to define the term. I expect that an author giving me an introduction to a technical term will explain what it is he is talking about. Otherwise, it is not a very useful introduction, is it?

    I know in general that a "transaction" is some sort of exchange of something between two (or more) parties.
    Yes,You are right. I shouldn't translate word by word , In this situation I have to consider the whole phrase ' transactional model' .
    Thanks.

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