Meaning of COMMERCIAL in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kəmɜ:(r)ʃ(ə)l ]

( commercials)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


Commercial means involving or relating to the buying and selling of goods.

Docklands in its heyday was a major centre of industrial and commercial activity...

Attacks were reported on police, vehicles and commercial premises.

ADJ : usu ADJ n


Commercial organizations and activities are concerned with making money or profits, rather than, for example, with scientific research or providing a public service.

British Rail has indeed become more commercial over the past decade...

Conservationists in Chile are concerned over the effect of commercial exploitation of forests...

Whether the project will be a commercial success is still uncertain.


• com‧mer‧cial‧ly

British Aerospace reckon that the plane will be commercially viable if 400 can be sold...

Insulin is produced commercially from animals...

ADV : usu ADV adj , ADV with v , also ADV with cl


A commercial product is made to be sold to the public.

They are the leading manufacturer in both defence and commercial products.


• com‧mer‧cial‧ly

It was the first commercially available machine to employ artificial intelligence.

ADV : usu ADV adj , also ADV with v


A commercial vehicle is a vehicle used for carrying goods, or passengers who pay.

ADJ : usu ADJ n


Commercial television and radio are paid for by the broadcasting of advertisements, rather than by the government.

...Classic FM, the first national commercial radio station.

≠ public service

ADJ : usu ADJ n


Commercial is used to describe something such as a film or a type of music that it is intended to be popular with the public, and is not very original or of high quality.

There’s a feeling among a lot of people that music has become too commercial.



A commercial is an advertisement that is broadcast on television or radio.


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