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adjective commercial pronunciation in American English /kəˈmɜrʃ(ə)l/
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  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.
  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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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