[ kuh-mur-shuh-liz-uh m ]
/ kəˈmɜr ʃəˌlɪz əm /


the principles, practices, and spirit of commerce.
a commercial attitude in noncommercial affairs; inappropriate or excessive emphasis on profit, success, or immediate results.
a commercial custom or expression.

Origin of commercialism

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British Dictionary definitions for commercialism


/ (kəˈmɜːʃəˌlɪzəm) /


the spirit, principles, or procedure of commerce
exclusive or inappropriate emphasis on profit

Derived Forms

commercialist, nouncommercialistic, adjective
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