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adjective     commercial pronunciation in American English
/kəˈmɜrʃ(ə)l/
  1. 1
    [usually before noun] relating to business

    a commercial transaction

    This land is zoned for residential or commercial use.

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

      One of their first commercial products was an electronic typewriter.

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

    The movie’s commercial success made her a star.

    The decision was made on a purely commercial basis.

    1. a.
      paying more attention to making profits than to quality

      Their music has become so commercial.

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

    Unlike commercial stations, Public Television gets most of its support from grants and donations.

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