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One transaction is perfect (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

ideal

Here is my best explanation:

'is perfect' is the definition.

('ideal' can be similar in meaning to 'perfect')

'one transaction' is the subsidiary indication.

'one' becomes 'i' (roman numeral).

'transaction' becomes 'deal' (deal is a kind of transaction).

'i'+'deal'='ideal'

(Other definitions for ideal that I've seen before include "Standard to aim for", "Utopian; yardstick", "A deli (anag.)", "Perfect but perhaps unlikely to become reality", "Model of ethical behaviour", "Perfect for the purpose", "Just the ticket", "Ultimate standard of perfection", "Model of perfection" and "Paragon".)

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