commercial


commercial
I UK [kəˈmɜː(r)ʃ(ə)l] / US [kəˈmɜrʃ(ə)l] adjective ***
1) [usually before noun] relating to business

a commercial transaction

This property is suitable for domestic or commercial use.

a) [only before noun] producing goods or services to sell

commercial whaling

b) [only before noun] produced in order to be sold

One of their first commercial products was an electronic typewriter.

2)
a) [usually before noun] relating to making a profit

The film's commercial success made her a star.

The decision was made on a purely commercial basis.

b) paying more attention to making profits than to quality

Their music has become so commercial.

3) making money by broadcasting advertisements instead of being given money by the government

commercial radio stations


II UK [kəˈmɜː(r)ʃ(ə)l] / US [kəˈmɜrʃ(ə)l] noun [countable]
Word forms "commercial":
singular commercial plural commercials
*
an advertisement on television or radio

a TV commercial

a shampoo/dog food commercial


English dictionary. 2014.

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