Definition of commercial in English:


Syllabification: com·mer·cial
Pronunciation: /kəˈmərSHəl
(abbreviation: comm.)


  • 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, sales
  • 2Making or intended to make a profit: commercial products
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    • Given that, we are very happy with the final products and commercial success of the series.
    • Time to market is essential to the commercial success of the products, and is shrinking all the time.
    • Composers of ‘serious’ operas turned their hands to works of a light and tuneful nature intended for a wider audience and for commercial success.
    profit-oriented, money-oriented, materialistic, mercenary
  • 2.1Having profit, rather than artistic or other value, as a primary aim: their work is too commercial
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    • However, Williams insists any decision concerning the player's future will be based on football issues rather than his commercial value.
    • Rahul is seen as a ‘serious’ actor who stars in art films rather than mainstream commercial Bollywood releases.
    • Today most of the films are having more of commercial value than quality and are packed with themes and scenes that can match the taste of youth.
  • 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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Pronunciation: /kəˌmərSHēˈalitē/
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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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