(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 noun • commercially adverb II. noun Date: 1935 an advertisement broadcast on radio or television
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.