commercial ( commercials plural )
1 adj Commercial means involving or relating to the buying and selling of goods.
usu ADJ n
Docklands in its heyday was a major centre of industrial and commercial activity..., Attacks were reported on police, vehicles and commercial premises.
2 adj 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.
commercially adv usu ADV adj, ADV with v, also ADV with cl
British Aerospace reckon that the plane will be commercially viable if 400 can be sold..., Insulin is produced commercially from animals...
3 adj A commercial product is made to be sold to the public.
They are the leading manufacturer in both defence and commercial products.
commercially adv usu ADV adj, also ADV with v
It was the first commercially available machine to employ artificial intelligence.
4 adj A commercial vehicle is a vehicle used for carrying goods, or passengers who pay.
usu ADJ n
5 adj Commercial television and radio are paid for by the broadcasting of advertisements, rather than by the government.
usu ADJ n (Antonym: public service)
...Classic FM, the first national commercial radio station.
6 adj 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.
7 n-count A commercial is an advertisement that is broadcast on television or radio.
commercial bank ( commercial banks plural ) A commercial bank is a bank which makes short-term loans using money from current or checking accounts. (BUSINESS) n-count
commercial break ( commercial breaks plural ) A commercial break is the interval during a commercial television programme, or between programmes, during which advertisements are shown. n-count