commercial


commercial
I. adjective Date: 1598 1. a. (1) occupied with or engaged in commerce or work intended for commerce <
a commercial artist
>
(2) of or relating to commerce <
commercial regulations
>
(3) characteristic of commerce <
commercial weights
>
(4) suitable, adequate, or prepared for commerce <
found oil in commercial quantities
>
b. (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. a. viewed with regard to profit <
a commercial success
>
b. designed for a large market 3. emphasizing skills and subjects useful in business <
a commercial school
>
4. supported by advertisers <
commercial TV
>
commerciality nouncommercially adverb II. noun Date: 1935 an advertisement broadcast on radio or television

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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