- engaged in transporting passengers or goods for profit.
- civilian and public, as distinguished from military or private.
- a low-quality grade of beef between standard and utility.
- a cut of beef of this grade.
- commerce city,
- commercial agency,
- commercial art,
- commercial attaché,
- commercial bank,
- commercial break
Origin of commercial
Examples from the Web for noncommercial
As young adult fiction becomes more R-rated with each passing year, Nancy remains resolutely asexual and noncommercial.
It will be noted that the most important articles in this range are articles of a noncommercial type.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.Makers|Cory Doctorow
1680s, "pertaining to trade," from commerce + -al (1). Meaning "paid for by advertisements" (in reference to radio, TV, etc.) is from 1932; meaning "done for the sake of financial profit" (of art, etc.) is from 1871. Related: Commercially.
"an advertisement broadcast on radio or TV," 1935, from commercial (adj.).