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commercial

adjective uk   /kəˈmɜː.ʃəl/  us   /-ˈmɝː-/
B2 related to buying and selling things: a commercial organization/venture/success commercial law The commercial future of the company looks very promising. disapproving used to describe a record, film, book, etc. that has been produced with the aim of making money and as a result has little artistic value [before noun] A commercial product can be bought by or is intended to be bought by the general public.C2 [before noun] used to refer to radio or television paid for by advertisements that are broadcast between and during programmes
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commercially
adverb uk   us   /-i/
Does the market research show that the product will succeed commercially (= make a profit)? The drug won't be commercially available (= able to be bought) until it has been thoroughly tested.

commercial

noun [C] uk   /kəˈmɜː.ʃəl/  us   /-ˈmɝː-/
B1 an advertisement that is broadcast on television or radio: a commercial break
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