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commercial

adjective
 
 
/kəˈmɜːʃəl/ COMMERCE
relating to businesses and their activities: Planning issues continue to stall the company's proposed commercial development. commercial sales/services/transactions etc.
used to describe a product or service that can be bought by the public: The airport handles 663 commercial flights a day.
[before noun] for making a profit or relating to making a profit: The business was never intended to be a commercial enterprise.commercial success/value Some traditional producers are finally enjoying commercial success.
[before noun] used to describe radio or television that is paid for by the advertisements it broadcasts: The commission, which licenses and regulates commercial TV, ordered the ad off air.
disapproving used to describe a product, especially a record, film, or book, which is made to make a profit rather than be of a high artistic quality: Their music is a little too commercial for me.
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