Meaning of COMMERCIAL in English


/ kəˈmɜːʃl; NAmE kəˈmɜːrʃl/ adjective , noun

■ adjective


[ usually before noun ] connected with the buying and selling of goods and services :

the commercial heart of the city

a commercial vehicle (= one that is used for carrying goods or passengers who pay)

commercial baby foods

the first commercial flights across the Atlantic

➡ note at economic


[ only before noun ] making or intended to make a profit :

The movie was not a commercial success (= did not make money) .

➡ note at successful


( disapproving ) more concerned with profit and being popular than with quality :

Their more recent music is far too commercial.


( of television or radio ) paid for by the money charged for broadcasting advertisements :

a commercial radio station / TV channel

►  com·mer·cial·ly / -ʃəli; NAmE / adverb :

commercially produced / grown / developed

The product is not yet commercially available.

His invention was not commercially successful.

■ noun

an advertisement on the radio or on television

➡ note at ad

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.