adjective com·mer·cial \kə-ˈmər-shəl\

: 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

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
a :  viewed with regard to profit <a commercial success>
b :  designed for a large market
:  emphasizing skills and subjects useful in business <a commercial school>
:  supported by advertisers <commercial TV>
com·mer·ci·al·i·ty \kə-ˌmər-shē-ˈa-lə-tē\ noun
com·mer·cial·ly \-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.

First Known Use of COMMERCIAL


Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

Rhymes with COMMERCIAL



: an advertisement on radio or television

Full Definition of COMMERCIAL

:  an advertisement on radio or television

Examples of COMMERCIAL

  1. a commercial for a new kind of soap

First Known Use of COMMERCIAL


Other Broadcasting Terms

continuity, dissolve, fade, feed, remote, residual, spike, wipe
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