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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to commerce.
  • adjective Engaged in commerce.
  • adjective Relating to or being goods that are produced and distributed in large quantities.
  • adjective Having profit as a chief aim.
  • adjective Intended for or appealing to a large audience.
  • adjective Sponsored by an advertiser or paid for by advertising.
  • noun An advertisement in audio or video form.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining or relating to commerce or trade; of the nature of commerce: as, commercial concerns; commercial relations; a commercial transaction.
  • Carrying on commerce; characterized by devotion to commerce: as, a commercial community.
  • Proceeding or accruing from trade: as, commercial benefits or profits.
  • Devoted to commerce: as, a commercial career.
  • Prepared for the market, or merely as an article of commerce; hence, not entirely or chemically pure: as, commercial soda, silver, etc.
  • Synonyms See mercantile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to commerce; carrying on or occupied with commerce or trade; mercantile.
  • adjective a school for giving instruction in commercial knowledge and business.
  • adjective See under Law.
  • adjective a small size of writing paper, usually about 5 by 71/2 or 8 inches.
  • adjective negotiable paper given in due course of business. It includes bills of exchange, promissory notes, bank checks, etc.
  • adjective an agent of a wholesale house who travels from town to town to solicit orders.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An advertisement in a common media format, usually radio or television.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to commerce.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises
  • adjective of or relating to commercialism
  • adjective of the kind or quality used in commerce; average or inferior
  • noun a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

commerce +‎ -ial

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