[ kuh-mur-shuh l ]
/ kəˈmɜr ʃəl /



Origin of commercial

First recorded in 1680–90; commerce + -ial


synonym study for commercial

1. Commercial, mercantile refer to the activities of business, industry, and trade. Commercial is the broader term, covering all the activities and relationships of industry and trade. In a derogatory sense it may mean such a preoccupation with the affairs of commerce as results in indifference to considerations other than wealth: commercial treaties; a merely commercial viewpoint. Mercantile applies to the purchase and sale of goods, or to the transactions of business: a mercantile house or class. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for non-commercial

British Dictionary definitions for non-commercial

/ (kəˈmɜːʃəl) /


of, connected with, or engaged in commerce; mercantile
sponsored or paid for by an advertisercommercial television
having profit as the main aimcommercial music
(of goods, chemicals, etc) of unrefined quality or presentation and produced in bulk for use in industry


a commercially sponsored advertisement on radio or television

Derived forms of commercial

commerciality (kəˌmɜːʃɪˈælɪtɪ), nouncommercially, adverb
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