Definitions

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  • adj. Not engaged in commerce.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. not connected with or engaged in commercial enterprises. Opposite of commercial.

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

  • adj. not connected with or engaged in commercial enterprises

Etymologies

non- +‎ commercial (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • OK, $1 to $1.5 billion in what we call noncommercial copying of movies for family and friends.

    Gary Shapiro: Dear FCC, Please Don't Let Hollywood Break My TV

  • Distinction between commercial and noncommercial is also increasingly fraught.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Lee: Another proposal, Parchomovsky and Goldman — more detailed safe harbors, like 10 seconds of video in noncommercial work.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Fans working in noncommercial spaces, often with limited cultural capital (though subcultural capital may be available to them), say the same things — writing is like a drug.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Q: Do you have an institutional policy on the use of your member companies 'music in noncommercial fan-films made from video-games?

    Boing Boing

  • "It's part of keeping our integrity that our journalism remain noncommercial, and we're not engaged in advocacy in any way," Dvorkin explained.

    Boing Boing: June 16, 2002 - June 22, 2002 Archives

  • "It's part of keeping our integrity that our journalism remain noncommercial, and we're not engaged in advocacy in any way,"

    Boing Boing: June 16, 2002 - June 22, 2002 Archives

  • So-called noncommercial oil traders, which include players such as hedge funds, have been reversing once-bullish bets.

    Oil Goes to the Bears

  • The first was that it involved what the court characterized as a noncommercial activity, and that was the possession of a firearm.

    CNN Transcript Jan 10, 2006

  • It was, moreover, strikingly noncommercial, which is not to say that it had a true disdain for matters of commerce, but that it looked that way with its ornate logo, the flat, greyish matte of its paper, and the un orthodoxy of its layout giving it a deceptive similarity to the

    Buried Alive, The Biography of Janis Joplin

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