commercial

[[t]kəmɜ͟ː(r)ʃ(ə)l[/t]]
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1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Commercial means involving or relating to the buying and selling of goods.

Docklands in its heyday was a major centre of industrial and commercial activity...

Attacks were reported on police, vehicles and commercial premises.

2) ADJ-GRADED Commercial organizations and activities are concerned with making money or profits, rather than, for example, with scientific research or providing a public service.

British Rail has indeed become more commercial over the past decade...

Conservationists in Chile are concerned over the effect of commercial exploitation of forests...

Whether the project will be a commercial success is still uncertain.

Derived words:
commercially ADV-GRADED usu ADV adj, ADV with v, also ADV with cl

British Aerospace reckon that the plane will be commercially viable if 400 can be sold...

Insulin is produced commercially from animals...

Designers are becoming more commercially minded.

3) ADJ: ADJ n A commercial product is made to be sold to the public.

They are the leading manufacturer in both defence and commercial products.

Derived words:
commercially ADV usu ADV adj, also ADV with v

It was the first commercially available machine to employ artificial intelligence.

4) ADJ: usu ADJ n A commercial vehicle is a vehicle used for carrying goods, or passengers who pay.

Commercial vehicles, coaches and lorries are required by law to be fitted with tachographs.

...the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by a commercial passenger vessel.

5) ADJ: usu ADJ n Commercial television and radio are paid for by the broadcasting of advertisements, rather than by the government.

...Classic FM, the first national commercial radio station.

Ant:
6) ADJ-GRADED Commercial is used to describe something such as a film or a type of music that it is intended to be popular with the public, and is not very original or of high quality.

There's a feeling among a lot of people that music has become too commercial.

7) N-COUNT A commercial is an advertisement that is broadcast on television or radio.

The government has launched a campaign of television commercials and leaflets.


English dictionary. 2008.

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