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commercial

com·mer·cial

commercial

 
pronunciation:
k muhr shl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to trade or business.
Our offices are in the commercial district.Do you have a commercial account with our bank?
synonyms:
business, mercantile
similar words:
marketable, merchant, vendible
definition 2: having profit or wealth as the primary aim.
These are purely commercial novels.As a commercial endeavor, the project was a failure.
synonyms:
profitable
similar words:
mercenary
definition 3: supported by advertising rather than by government or public money.
She doesn't watch much commercial television.
similar words:
private
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an advertisement broadcast on television or radio.
This is a very convincing commercial for their product.He got himself a snack during the commercials.
synonyms:
ad, advertisement
derivation: commercially (adv.)
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Word Parts
The word commercial contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.