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commercial

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adjective com·mer·cial \kə-ˈmər-shəl\

Simple Definition of commercial

  • : related to or used in the buying and selling of goods and services

  • : concerned with earning money

  • : relating to or based on the amount of profit that something earns

Full Definition of commercial

  1. 1 a (1) :  occupied with or engaged in commerce or work intended for commerce <a commercial artist> (2) :  of or relating to commerce <commercial regulations> (3) :  characteristic of commerce <commercial weights> (4) :  suitable, adequate, or prepared for commerce <found oil in commercial quantities> b (1) :  being of an average or inferior quality <commercial oxalic acid> <show-quality versus commercial cattle> (2) :  producing artistic work of low standards for quick market success

  2. 2 a :  viewed with regard to profit <a commercial success> b :  designed for a large market

  3. 3 :  emphasizing skills and subjects useful in business <a commercial school>

  4. 4 :  supported by advertisers <commercial TV>

com·mer·ci·al·i·ty play \kə-ˌmər-shē-ˈa-lə-tē\ noun
com·mer·cial·ly play \-ˈmər-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of commercial

  1. Their music is too commercial.

  2. The average American sees and hears thousands of commercial messages each day.



1598

First Known Use of commercial

1598


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commercial

noun com·mer·cial

Simple Definition of commercial

  • : an advertisement on radio or television

Full Definition of commercial

  1. :  an advertisement on radio or television

Examples of commercial

  1. a commercial for a new kind of soap



1935

First Known Use of commercial

1935

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COMMERCIAL Defined for Kids

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commercial

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noun com·mer·cial \kə-ˈmər-shəl\

Definition of commercial

  1. :  an advertisement broadcast on radio or television




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commercial

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adjective com·mer·cial

Definition of commercial

  1. 1 :  having to do with the buying and selling of goods and services

  2. 2 :  used to earn a profit <a commercial jet>

com·mer·cial·ly adverb




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