Meaning of COMMERCIAL in English
/ kəˈmɜːʃl; NAmE kəˈmɜːrʃl/ adjective , noun
[ 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.
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. 2005