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noun [C]  us   /kəˈmɜr·ʃəl/
a paid advertisement on radio or television: We all ran to get something to eat during the commercials.


adjective  us   /kəˈmɜr·ʃəl/
intended to make money, or relating to a business intended to make money: The movie was a commercial success (= it made money), but the critics hated it.
adverb  us   /kəˈmɜr·ʃə·li/
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