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commercial

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adjective com·mer·cial \kə-ˈmər-shəl\

Definition of commercial

  1. 1a (1) :  occupied with or engaged in commerce or work intended for commerce a commercial artist (2) :  of or relating to commerce commercial regulations commercial services (3) :  characteristic of commerce commercial weights (4) :  suitable, adequate, or prepared for commerce found oil in commercial quantitiesb (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. 2a :  viewed with regard to profit a commercial success of no commercial valueb :  designed for a large market commercial coffee production

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

  4. 4 :  supported by advertisers commercial TV

commerciality

play \kə-ˌmər-shē-ˈa-lə-tē\ noun

commercially

play \-ˈmər-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of commercial in a sentence

  1. Their music is too commercial.

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

Origin and Etymology of commercial

see 1commerce


First Known Use: 1598


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commercial

noun com·mer·cial

Definition of commercial

  1. :  an advertisement on radio or television

Examples of commercial in a sentence

  1. a commercial for a new kind of soap

1935

First Known Use of commercial

1935

Other Broadcasting Terms



COMMERCIAL Defined for English Language Learners

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commercial

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adjective com·mer·cial \kə-ˈmər-shəl\

Definition of commercial for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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commercial

noun com·mer·cial

Definition of commercial for English Language Learners

  • : an advertisement on radio or television


COMMERCIAL Defined for Kids

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commercial

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noun com·mer·cial \kə-ˈmər-shəl\

Definition of commercial for Students

  1. :  an advertisement broadcast on radio or television


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commercial

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adjective com·mer·cial

Definition of commercial for Students

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

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

commercially

adverb

Law Dictionary

commercial

adjective com·mer·cial

Legal Definition of commercial

  1. :  of or relating to commerce commercial regulations

commercially

adverb


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