a pact formed in 1936, based on agreements between Germany and Japan to oppose communism and the Third International: Italy and Spain subsequently became signatories.
of, relating to, or characteristic of commerce. engaged in commerce. prepared, done, or acting with sole or chief emphasis on salability, profit, or success: a commercial product; His attitude toward the theater is very commercial. able to yield or make a profit: We decided that the small oil well was not commercial. suitable or fit […]
the principles, practices, and spirit of commerce. a attitude in noncommercial affairs; inappropriate or excessive emphasis on profit, success, or immediate results. a custom or expression. Contemporary Examples The choice to paint Pamela Anderson shows just how intertwined with commercialism her work has become. Marilyn Minter’s Dirty World Isabel Wilkinson October 21, 2009 Wilde deplored […]
quality or character; ability to produce a profit: Distributors were concerned about the film’s commerciality compared with last year’s successful pictures. Historical Examples He was a brilliant student, yet of a commerciality of mind that equalled that of any Jewish student in the class. Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
- Anti communism
a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state. (often initial capital letter) a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a […]