Definition of commercial in English:


Line breaks: com|mer¦cial
Pronunciation: /kəˈməːʃ(ə)l


  • 1Concerned with or engaged in commerce: a commercial agreement
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    • A commercial agreement is between the parties concerned and should have nothing to do with what anyone else wants.
    • These people were employed by the government in the lower levels of the colonial bureaucracy and engaged in local commercial activities.
    • For example, we moved into investment banking, and when commercial banking was opened, we moved into commercial banking.
    trade, trading, business, private enterprise, mercantile, merchant, sales
    archaic merchandising
  • 3(Of television or radio) funded by the revenue from broadcast advertisements.
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    • The adventure has been covered by a film crew for a documentary to be broadcast on satellite and commercial television stations across Italy.
    • Unlike commercial radio and television it is not a series of advertisements put on with programmes in between to keep them listening to the advertisements.
    • And one area where tastes are met and diversity can be seen in some ways is in the increasing strength of commercial talkback radio.
  • 4(Of chemicals) supplied in bulk and not of the highest purity.
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    • In its most broad definition, Mr. James believes, to garden organically is to do so without the aid of commercial chemicals.
    • The shipping costs of both bulk chemicals and commercial formulas have been omitted.
    • An alternative to the commercial fungicide would be a mixture of baking soda and water.


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  • 1A television or radio advertisement: they looked like a family from a breakfast cereal commercial
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    • Its mass marketing includes print advertisements and radio and television commercials.
    • The television commercial will hit the screens tomorrow.
    • In fact, the company featured her in a television commercial promoting its contributions to these communities.
    advertisement, promotion, display
    informal ad, push, plug
    British informal advert
  • 2British dated A travelling sales representative.



Pronunciation: /-ʃɪˈalɪti/
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  • This has been a slow process as it was initiated several years ago and has raised doubts about the commerciality of the project.
  • I love the gesture, but I hate the commerciality of a day that should be about love.
  • We are trying to encourage a greater degree of commerciality at race courses.


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  • The whole situation at the club would commercially spell bankruptcy for anyone.
  • At present such tests have been confined to research laboratories and are not commercially available.
  • There is nothing new or radical in any of this: it's all technically and commercially feasible.

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