[uhn-kuh-mur-shuh l]
  1. not engaged in or involved with commerce or trade.
  2. not in accordance with commercial principles or practices.
  3. not producing or likely to produce a profit: an artistic but uncommercial film.

Origin of uncommercial

First recorded in 1760–70; un-1 + commercial
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  1. not concerned with commerce or trade
  2. not in accordance with the aims or principles of business or trade
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