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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?
business, mercantile
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marketable, merchant, vendible
definition 2: having profit or wealth as the primary aim.
There is a good deal of commercial fishing in the gulf.These are purely commercial novels.As a commercial endeavor, the project was a failure.The film was hailed by the critics, but it was not a commercial success.
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definition 3: supported by advertising rather than by government or public money.
She doesn't watch much commercial television.
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Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (adj.)commercial away, purely
(adj.)commercial + adverb overseas, tomorrow
(adj.)commercial + noun advertisement, advertiser, agriculture, aircraft, airline, airliner, airplane, application, aviation, bank, banker, banking, break, broadcaster, broadcasting, broker, catch, dairy, developer, development, endeavor, endorsement, enterprise, establishment, estate, exploitation, farming, fertilizer, fisherman, fishery, fishing, fleet, flight, generator, grower, guest, harvest, hub, interruption, jet, jetliner, landing, launch, leasing, lender, lending, license, litigation, loan, lobster, logging, orchard, organic, pilot, potential, printing, property, quantity, reactor, real-estate, recycling, residuals, salmon, satellite, sector, server, strip, subsistence, success, tenant, timber, transaction, trawl, venture, vessel, viability, whaling, workload  [See all][See only the most frequent]
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.
ad, advertisement
Word Combinations  About this feature
adjective + (n.)commercial negative, super
verb + (n.)commercial direct, shoot, skip, watch
(n.)commercial + verb air, feature, promote
noun + (n.)commercial Help advertising, beer, campaign, film, minute, radio, series, shoe, show, television, video, viewer
derivation: commercially (adv.)
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  advertise, advertisement, airplane, bank, business
Word Parts  About this feature
The word commercial contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the 'm' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
merc, merch Latin root that means trade, merchandise
-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.