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Definition of "commercial" []

  • Of or relating to commerce: a commercial loan; a commercial attaché. (adjective)
  • Engaged in commerce: a commercial trucker. (adjective)
  • Involved in work that is intended for the mass market: a commercial artist. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or being goods, often unrefined, produced and distributed in large quantities for use by industry. (adjective)
  • Having profit as a chief aim: a commercial book, not a scholarly tome. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "commercial" in a sentence
  • "Unsolicited bulk email (UBE) or unsolicited commercial email (UCE), is the practice of sending unwanted e-mail messages, frequently with *commercial* content, in large quantities to an indiscriminate set of recipients."
  • "BUT, where it gets distracting for me — and IMO bad for commercial fiction — is where the *commercial* aspect outweighs the *fiction* aspect."
  • "I was wondering if you could give us the geographic breakout of the term commercial real estate and construction loans you have remaining on"