Meaning of COMMERCIAL in English



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 ~ activity...

Attacks were reported on police, vehicles and ~ 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 ~ over the past decade...

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

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



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

Insulin is produced ~ly from animals...

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


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

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



It was the first ~ly available machine to employ artificial intelligence.

ADV: usu ADV adj, also ADV with v


A ~ 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 ~ 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 ~.



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


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